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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #62 most popular

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What does the name "Michelle" mean?

Michelle (French): Who is like God?

The name "Michelle" is of French origin and it means "Who is like God?". It's a name commonly given to girls.

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

C is for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for love, your love of life!

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

Your name in reverse order is "Ellehcim". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iecemlhl". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Michelle" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Michelle? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 807,746 babies born with the name Michelle in the United States. That's more than enough Michelles to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1915 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Michelle" was in 1969 with a total of 34,319 babies. (That's a lot of baby Michelles)

According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Michelle" ranks #85 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 306 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1955. Across the entire United States a total of 4,546 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Michelle popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Michelle in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Michelle

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez is an actress, screenwriter, and dj with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Michelle was born in 1978 as Mayte Michelle Rodriguez in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.


Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1978 to present. Michelle was born in 1957 as Michelle Marie Pfeiffer in Santa Ana, California, U.S.


Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Michelle was born in 1977 as Michelle Lynn Monaghan in Winthrop, Iowa, U.S.


Michelle Williams (II)

Michelle was born in 1980.


Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1991 to present. Michelle was born in 1985 as Michelle Christine Trachtenberg in New York City, New York, U.S.


Michelle Hunziker

Michelle Hunziker is an actress, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1994 to present. Michelle was born in 1977 as Michelle Yvonne Hunziker.


Past life for Michelle born Apr 25, 2009

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1425. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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