What does Michele mean?
Michele /mi-che-le/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Michele). Michele's root is Hebrew, and the name Michele means "who is like God?". Michele is a variant form of Michael (Hebrew). Mechell is a popular surname.
Michele has 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.Kreatif forms: Machele, Matchele, Michene. [more]
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)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Michele for boys. Michele entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #739 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Michael (#7 from current records), Michale, Micheal (#811), Michel, Mickey, Miguel (#146), Mikael, Mikel, Mitchell (#504) and Mychal are the popular variation forms of Michele. Adoption of these forms of Michele was at its peak 64 years ago (adoption of 0.47%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.23%, down 51%). Michael is the steady favorite, though Miguel has become popular as well over time, while forms such as Mitchell have lost favor.
Thinking of names?
Michele is alike in pronunciation to Mishal, Mitchel▼ and Mitchill. Other suggested similar baby names are Fidele, Macgee, Macghee, Machen, Machent, Mcgee, Michio and Nichole. These names tend to be more commonly used than Michele.