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Meaning of Michelle

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Meaning

The name Michelle has the following meaning:

Form of Michael meaning "One who is like the Lord God."
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby girl name, Michelle is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 64 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Michelle fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 104 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Michelle in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Michelle is pronounced as muh-shell

Origins

Michelle originates from the French language.

See other suggested French baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Michelle and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Michelle: Boys - Chauncey, Gage, Jarvis, Nazaire, Raynard, Reynard, Travis, Girls - Bernadette, Chanel, Charlotte, Cherie, Both genders - Desire, Dior, Mabel, Marie

Variants

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Michelle are: Missy, Chelle, Shelly

Style

We think the name Michelle should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Michelle to be: Pretty and tall woman

In one word, you might describe Michelle as a(n) "pretty" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Michelle (or its variants) are:

Michelle Ingrid Williams , born on 9 September , a famous actress. Michelle Ingrid Williams 's background: An Academy Award-nominated American actress. Williams broke into stardom on the teen series Dawson's Creek and later graduated to full-length features, most notably Brokeback Mountain, for which she earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Sarah Michelle Prinze, born on 14 April, a famous actress. Sarah Michelle Prinze's background: An American actress. She is best known for her role as the character Buffy Summers in the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Genre TV Actress and received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for her role in All My Children.

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer, born on 29 April, a famous actress. Michelle Marie Pfeiffer's background: A Golden Globe- and BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated American actress. In a career spanning more than 25 years, she has starred in films such as Scarface, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Batman Returns, One Fine Day, Dangerous Minds, I Am Sam, What Lies Beneath, Hairspray, Stardust, and Grease 2.
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