Name: Michelle

Origin and Meaning of the Name Michelle

  • Meaning:
    Who is like God?
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  • Meaning:
    French feminine form of Michel
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  • Pronunciation:
    (mih SHELL); (mee SHELL)
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Miscellaneous Info for Michelle

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    French feminine form of Michel; variant of Michèle.

    The name is now also used extensively in the English-speaking world.

    It was popular in the 1970s and 1980s, possibly influenced by the famous Beatles song "Michelle".

    Famous bearers include Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and golfer Michelle Wie.

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