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Michele (boy)

What does Michele mean?

Michele Pronunciation of Michele [michele] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Michele) has its root in Hebrew, and the name Michele means "who is like God?". Michele is a variant form of Michael (Hebrew).


Michele has 4 variants: Michail, Michel, Michiel and Mychal.

18 more alternative forms via Michael: Micael, Mical, Micha, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michelet, Mickey, Miguel, Mihaly, Mikael, Mikel, Mikell, Mikkel, Miquel, Mitchell and Mychael.

Creative forms:
(male) Machele, Nechele, ..

(female) Michera, Micheri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Michele Kyng (M.K.), ..

How popular is Michele?

Michele is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#39176 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Michele entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #1044 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michele name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michele outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Michael (#9 from current records), Michal, Michale, Micheal (#840), Michel, Michiel, Mickey (#1569), Miguel (#161), Mikael (#1187), Mikel (#1224), Miquel, Mitchell (#585), Mychael and Mychal are the popular variation forms of Michele. Usage of these forms of Michele was at its peak 65 years ago (adoption of 4.5%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.9%, down 79%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michele, Michael, Michal, Michale, Micheal in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michel, Michiel, Mickey, Miguel, Mikael in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mikel, Miquel, Mitchell, Mychael, Mychal in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michael, Mikael, Mitchell outside U.S.

Similar Names

Michele is alike in pronunciation to Mishal, Mitchel and Mitchill. Other suggested similar names are Fidele, Macgee, Macghee (see Magee), Machen, Machent, Mcgee, Michio and Nichole. These names tend to be more commonly used than Michele.

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