Michelle

Michelle - A very unique female name



  Nov 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Michelle, meaning who is like God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1925 on position #2003. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Michelle and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Michelle? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Michelle. The baby girl name Michelle was given to 1,887 baby girls in 2012, ranking #165 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 749 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Michelle peaked in popularity 49 years ago in 1968 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Monaghan


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Michelle is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Michelle is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #87 - and is the least popular in Wisconsin at position #655.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Michelle is where you live.


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Michelle origin and meaning

Michelle is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means who is like God. To see famous people named Michelle, pop culture references for the name Michelle and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Michelle

We've found the following names that sound similar to Michelle, sorted by popularity.

Michele / Makayla / Mikayla / Michaela / Michael / Mikaela / Mckayla / Micaela / Michell / Mozelle /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012165
2011144
2010125
2009104
2008104
200794
200681
200574
200466
200362
200259
200159
200052
199956
199855
199755
199647
199541
199433
199331
199225
199122
199022
198922
198821
198722
198623
198522
198417
198313
198211
198111
198010
197910
19789
19777
19766
19756
19743
19733
19722
19712
19704
19692
19682
19673
19664
196518
196423
196326
196231
196134
196039
195947
195856
195779
195687
195597
195494
1953107
1952124
1951151
1950174
1949213
1948229
1947248
1946266
1945309
1944344
1943380
1942514
1941627
1940768
1939791
19381054
19371146
19361391
19351418
19341415
19331422
19291883
19252003

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York87
California90
District of Columbia99
New Jersey101
Texas104
Illinois142
Arizona144
Maryland151
Virginia166
Florida166
Nevada168
North Carolina177
Georgia185
Rhode Island192
New Mexico200
Oregon207
Colorado211
Massachusetts221
South Carolina227
Washington230
Arkansas236
Idaho243
Minnesota253
Louisiana264
Connecticut272
Alabama281
Pennsylvania303
Utah318
Indiana326
Ohio329
Tennessee336
Michigan342
Missouri373
Mississippi398
Oklahoma400
Kansas481
Kentucky503
Iowa566
Wisconsin655

Even more about Michelle


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Michelle a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Michelle?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1968
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Michelle
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 749
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1925
2012 births +1,887

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