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Michelle

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Meaning and origin
Michelle is a French girl name. The meaning of the name is `Who is Like God`.


Where is it used?
The name Michelle is mainly used in French and in English.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Meical (In Welsh)
Mikhailo (In Ukrainian)
Miguel (In Spanish and in Portuguese)
Mihael (In Slovene)
Micheil (In Scottish)
Mikkel (In Scandinavian)
Mikael (In Scandinavian)
Mikhail (In Russian)
Mihai (In Romanian)
Mykolas (In Lithuanian)
Michele (In Italian)
Mihly (In Hungarian)
Mikko (In Finnish)
Mihhaelo (In Esperanto)
Mikelo (In Esperanto)
Michaela (In English, German and in Czech)
Micheal (In English)
Myghal (In Cornish)
Miquel (In Catalan)
Michal (In the bible, Polish and in Czech)
Mikel (In Basque)
Mitxel (In Basque)


If it's too long people might use
In English: Mick
In English: Shell
In English: Mike


For the opposite sex use:
In Ukrainian: Mikayla (F)
In Scandinavian: Mikaela (F)
In Russian: Mikhaila (F)
In Romanian: Mihaela (F)
In Polish: Michalina (F)
In Italian: Micaela (F)
In Italian: Michela (F)
In French: Michele (F)
In English, German, Czech and in the bible: Michael (M)


See also
In Russian: Misha (B)
In Italian: Michelina (F)
In French and in German: Michel (M)
In French: Micheline (F)
In Esperanto: Michjo (M)
In English (Modern): Michelyne (F)
In English: Miles (M)
In English: Chelle (F)


What Michelle`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    It's a known of yet still unique name and it sounds quite soft and feminine
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people write or say it wrong...melissa...mitchel....michael...SERIOUSLY?!?
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    It would be Aisha or Miriam
    Extra information:
    My parents acually named me after the beatles song...wich is quite funny becaus i love music and singing and then being named afetr a song...
  2. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    I can´t say, I just loove my name so much!
    The worst thing about the name:
    How people usually wright it with one L....
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    It would be Betty, but only because it´s already my second name....
    Extra information:
    I think all Michelle´s are privileged to have this beautiful name!
  3. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    when other people say it it sounds awesome
    The worst thing about the name:
    its way too common
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    i would be petunia o.o
    Extra information:
    i like the fact that my mom calls me michelle, michaela, and michaelita. :)
  4. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    The Beatles wrote a song about it. It's elegant
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    Skye
    Extra information:
    nope
  5. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    it's very cool
    The worst thing about the name:
    hate how pple spell spell and pronounce my name
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    aisha
    Extra information:
  6. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    Its wierd
    The worst thing about the name:
    Mtchew
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    Daniela nh gosh why did they nem me michelle
    Extra information:
  7. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    The meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    I hate when people spell it wrong. To me, if its spelled with one L its cause your parents couldn't spell!
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I'd probably change it to MICHELLE
    Extra information:
    I LOVE my nickname my uncle gave me as a very little girl...Missi-Chelle
  8. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    The sound
    The worst thing about the name:
    wrong spelling
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    It would have been bad
    Extra information:
  9. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    i absolutely LOVE my name! i say my name with pride. not many have this name
    The worst thing about the name:
    i live in India, so people tend to call me 'missile' instead of Michelle
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    it probably would have been jade..
    Extra information:
  10. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    the meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    it be wrongly pronounce
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    vera
    Extra information:
    not common
  11. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    nothing
    The worst thing about the name:
    having the name and being called michael how stupid can people be
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    i would be thankfull
    Extra information:
    thanks to my parents im stuck with it
  12. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    its defination
    The worst thing about the name:
    too popular
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    i was going to change it to michelle
    Extra information:
    i thank my mom 4 gvng me dis name
  13. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    It is elegant and beautiful sounding
    The worst thing about the name:
    hmmm........... lets see your face XD jk nothing in the world
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    My name is michelle? o.o lolz ik what yew r talking about XD i would totally choose it
    Extra information:
    Michelle is very very very smart (like meh)
  14. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    it rules
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    i would change my name to michelle
    Extra information:
    i am awesome
  15. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    Everyone.of us our different
    The worst thing about the name:
    Too.common
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:

    Extra information:
  16. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    It is so sweet n i LUV é meaning....n the Beatles rock!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being mistaken for melissa or being called mitchel,.....
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I wud'v bn called sharon.thank heavens i didn't
    Extra information:
    The name MICHELLE is common but each one of us is unique
  17. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    Quite unique very popular in the 80's when I was born,
    The worst thing about the name:
    People pronouncing it MEECHELLE! So annoying!!!
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    It wouldn't be me,
    Extra information:
  18. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    I have many friends named Michelle born in 1981, however nowadays it isnt as popular and not used often
    The worst thing about the name:
    People either spell it with one L, or pronounce it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    It would have been Suzanne...Michelle is much better :)
    Extra information:
  19. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    its unique though common
    The worst thing about the name:
    being common
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    it wud be toobad since it suites me
    Extra information:
    nope
  20. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    It's cool
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    Too bad
    Extra information:
    Nope..
  21. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    it suits me for who i am
    The worst thing about the name:
    some people pronounce it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    it would have been daniela, im soooo thankful it wasnt that
    Extra information:
    i love that name
  22. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    Very beautiful meaning.
    The worst thing about the name:
    ....LET'S SEE...NOTHING!!!
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    Heloo??? What a stupid question...
    Extra information:
    Nope
  23. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    Its meaning is really awesome
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people ask about the meaning I'm embarrassed cos I dnt knw it
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I don't think anythin else could suit me
    Extra information:
    I love my name Michelle Dave!
  24. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    it is unique!
    The worst thing about the name:
    it has no worst fin abt it
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:

    Extra information:
  25. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    everything :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    then i wouldn't have a name
    Extra information:
  26. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    It is a very beautiful and feminine name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I don't think my parents had an alternative in mind
    Extra information:
    ♪....Michelle ma belle....♪
  27. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    It is a unique name
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    wouldn't have another name
    Extra information:
    Never liked the nicknames, Micki, Shelly, Mike.
  28. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    the meaning! who indeed is like God? no one!
    The worst thing about the name:
    there was this friend at uni who 'wouldn't' pronounce my name properly, he kept calling me 'mitchelle' pronounced like 'mitchell'. then anotha friend of mine shortened it to 'mitch my bitch' he still teases me with that till this day! lol
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    it would have been Gladys, lovet or lucy. cant see myself as those though so im thankful it wasn't either.
    Extra information:
    All Michelles' are very special.
  29. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    It reminds me of my self in a way
    The worst thing about the name:
    At highschool people would refer to me as Michael.
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I would have bein easily named Mia insted because my mum wanted me to be called that but my dad wanted me to be called Michelle.
    Extra information:
  30. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    I love my name ..especially when the beatles wrote the song and spelled Michelle not Michele that would happen all the time ..I love my name and the the song ..I named my daughter Michelle
    The worst thing about the name:
    When I was a kid in school .. My classmates would always say Michelle she fell in hell and yes now I do give it back HELL
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I can't imagine my name being anything g else ...
    Extra information:
    My name is Michelle and my middle name is a Angela I think that pretty cool
  31. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    I guess the best thing about my name is that I like it. I think it's pretty and feminine.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People reading it aloud as Michael. Also, when I was in school, kids would make fun of my name because of the spelling and call me Mitchell.
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I wouldn't have had the Beatles song sang to me my whole life!
    Extra information:
    Make sure you've read someone's whole name before you pronounce it! It's not that hard! :)
  32. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    Its a heard of name but not very common.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I dont mind my name
    Extra information:
    Get nicknamed, chelle, Mich, Shelley, when i was little shelly belly. You can have lots of fun with the name Michelle.
  33. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    It's french! The meaning is awesome.. And adding 'Y's to my name makes it sound so sweet. 'Michelley'
    The worst thing about the name:
    My math teacher mixes up my name with this girl named Melissa from my class. Ppl pronouncing it differently. My name is simple ppl not hard to pronounce.
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    If not, I hope I had a nicer name. It would be so weird to not be call Michelle
    Extra information:
    My aunt calls me Shelly, my cousins call me Michie, Michelley and Miche. I love my name
  34. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    its cool
    The worst thing about the name:
    idk
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    yuki
    Extra information:
    it is a asome name
  35. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    I think it's sweet and soft sounding, reminds me of France.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being called freaking Melissa!!! I thought I was the only one who had that problem! Wow. Weird phenomenon.
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    My mom was originally going to name me Rachel Elizabeth. Huh.
    Extra information:
    I really don't live up to my good Christian name. lol
  36. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    hope i get to live up to the meaning of it someday
    The worst thing about the name:
    being called melissa
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    micheal lee
    Extra information:
    my sons name ended up being timothy, nice huh=)tujc
  37. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    it can be unforgettable if you want it to
    The worst thing about the name:
    being called melissa
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    i would hope it wasn't something complicated
    Extra information:
    my mother calls me shelley yuk
  38. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    I love the meaning of Michelle. Its the best!!!!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    NOTHING!!!!!!!
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    then it would have been Michellie. hahaha. But I wouldn't change my name for the world!!!
    Extra information:
    Every single Michelle in this world is special.
  39. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    My family gave me a really unique nickname, and I love the meaning.
    The worst thing about the name:
    There are so many different ways to spell it that more than half the time someone spells my name with 1 L
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I dont know what it would be but I don't want to change it
    Extra information:
    I think its an awesome name, and my mom gave it to me for the feminine version of Michael my dad's name!
  40. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    d meaning of it was reaLLy awes0me!
    The worst thing about the name:
    n0ne!
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    samantha nichOLe or mikhaeLa w0ULd be great!
    Extra information:
  41. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    the meaning is awesome and there isnt that many.
    The worst thing about the name:
    people wanted to call me chelly.
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:

    Extra information:
  42. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    Nicknames! I'm Chelle to most of my friends, Chelleypie to one of my close friends.
    The worst thing about the name:
    There are a lot of us. There were two (born within the same month) of us in my graduating class.
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I wouldn't have turned my head as much in middle and high school.
    Extra information:
  43. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    I like being called Michelle--I like my name very much.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being called shell---I never liked that.
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:

    Extra information:
  44. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    Its pretty and not easy to make fun of
    The worst thing about the name:
    If you do get made fun of, they call you Micheal.
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I wouldnt have had the Beatles song sung to me so often
    Extra information:
  45. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    its a pretty name not very common.
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    i wouldnt of called my son michael.
    Extra information:
  46. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    I like my name, it's easy. I like that I can have a few nick names from it too!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone asks 1 L or 2?
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I don't know!
    Extra information:
  47. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    It's a name that wasn't so common when I was born--everyone could pronounce it, but I was the only Michelle in school
    The worst thing about the name:
    The Beatles song...
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    probably not
    Extra information:
    I really like my name.
  48. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    its a beutiful name with a great meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    i dont know of one bad thing about being named michelle
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    my family wouldnt have ever called me chelle girl
    Extra information:
  49. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    My mama and daddy nicked named me shelly bean and Shell Shell
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    my cute little names
    Extra information:
    Love the name your given, because it is for a reason
  50. The best thing about the name Michelle:
    i can't think of anything good to say about my name...
    The worst thing about the name:
    it was to common for kids born in the 70's... it seems dated and was SO common that i didn't feel i had my own identity.
    If my name wasn`t Michelle....:
    I feel that i MAY have been more out-going with a less common name.
    Extra information:
    my nickname is Elle and i ALWAYS think about changing my name legally. i haven't outgrown disliking my name and i am 34 now


More `Michelle` links
Michelle as abbreviation
Actors named Michelle
Michelle in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Michelle

Michelle appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 94. The name reached the top-100 21 times. 1970 was a `top year` for the name Michelle. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #4. The last time Michelle appeared among the most common names was in 1940. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
200794
200680
200574
200466
200362
200258
200159
200052
199956
199855
199755
199647
199541
199433
199331
199225
199122
199022
198010
19704
196039
1950173
1940728
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See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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michelle
i really like my name! there are so many famous people named michelle, it rocks!!!
michelle
it funny i use to hate the name when i was in school but noe i love it.. :)
michelle
way too common of a name and it's really not that pretty of a name. :(
michelle
i love my name. i only know of one other michelle my entire life so far. its not like brittanys all over. but im called chelle most of the time.
paula michelle
my name is awesome..it is who I am! i thank God that He gave me my precious name
glow
michelle likes anthony
nayeliiiiiii
michelle is a hobo
nayeliiiiiii
michelle likes pop
koko
michelle is a nicae person but has anger managent
grrrrrr
michelle lalalalalala
Michelle
I love my name because I find the name delicate like me. My Mum would have called me Mia but not as cool as Michelle.

michelle:)
michelle
did nt love it bt love it nw
michelle Atumu
i really wanna say fanx 2 my godmother for givin me d name Michelle...........
michelle
I've been anxious to know d meaning and now that I do I fell relived.
michelle
michelle is the best ;DD
Michelle rodriguez
i love my name ,it rocks
Michelle
It is nice to know that people love the name and the meaning of it is nice to just tell a person when he/she asks
Michelle
I was named after a Beatles song. :) I guess that is what I like the most about the name lol
michelle a.k.a mj
I totaly love my named I mean I was named after a beatle song how cool is that people
michelle
my name is awesome first of all an all of the people that have the same name as me are awesome too
Michelle
i always wanted to change my name, but then i found out the meaning of the name. I believe your perants gives you a name that describes exactly how you are. God is amazing
Michelle
I luv ths name very much its because of my dad i got ths name
Michelle
When I was VERY young, my uncle nicknamed me Missi-Chelle...I'VE ALWAYS LOVED IT! As well as my name!
michelle bobb
I love my name
michelle
i never known that michelle meant wo is like god i love my name
Michelle
Although my name is a very common name, I can't help but to feel special that I was named after the Arcangel Micheal( how I ironic I'm just a great follower not a leader material.)
michelle
I am quite happy with it


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