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Pronunciation

mɪʃɛl

Origin

English, French, Dutch

Meaning

Classy and timeless, Michelle started life as the female version of Michael, but quickly developed its own devoted following! Michel, with one ‘l’ first became popular in France, while the spelling Michelle was adopted in England around the 1940s. From the Hebrew to mean “like God”. this name is a popular one in Europe, especially France, Holland and, of course, in English speaking countries.

Rank in the year 2015

Michelle was ranked #417 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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