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808k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Michelle

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Who is like God?
  • #62 All Time
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How popular is the name "Michelle" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1915550
1918550
1919770
1920990
192210100
1923660
192411110
192514140
192611110
192713130
192810100
192915150
193013130
193113130
193210100
193328280
193424240
193527270
193629290
193736360
193855550
193959590
194092920
19411331330
19422332330
19433703700
19444064060
19454994990
19467617565
19479189135
19481,0501,0455
19491,2541,2486
19501,6351,6350
19512,1452,13510
19522,8852,8787
19533,6433,6349
19544,4394,42811#94 girl name
19554,5464,53412#97 girl name
19565,3425,32715#87 girl name
19576,0005,98317#79 girl name
19587,4787,45820#56 girl name
19598,7908,77317#47 girl name
19609,9259,89629#39 girl name
196112,77612,73541#34 girl name
196213,38813,35434#31 girl name
196314,42614,38145#26 girl name
196416,22416,18143#23 girl name
196516,26816,21553#18 girl name
196627,24527,15293#4 girl name
196730,93230,822110#3 girl name
196833,34533,215130#2 girl name
196934,45734,319138#2 girl name
197034,17834,053125#4 girl name
197133,30633,156150#2 girl name
197229,42029,285135#2 girl name
197327,04826,932116#3 girl name
197425,93725,828109#3 girl name
197522,77822,666112#6 girl name
197619,63719,55483#6 girl name
197719,62019,53882#7 girl name
197818,94618,86185#9 girl name
197919,34119,26675#10 girl name
198019,22019,120100#10 girl name
198117,86617,77096#11 girl name
198217,84317,76380#11 girl name
198316,90916,82881#13 girl name
198415,57715,49879#17 girl name
198514,03213,96468#22 girl name
198613,37813,29880#23 girl name
198713,10113,02873#22 girl name
198813,38813,32761#21 girl name
198913,47113,37893#22 girl name
199013,47313,41756#22 girl name
199112,26912,21554#22 girl name
199211,55011,50743#25 girl name
199310,23310,18548#31 girl name
19948,6748,63836#33 girl name
19957,4267,39135#41 girl name
19966,6286,59731#47 girl name
19975,7145,69420#55 girl name
19985,5755,55817#55 girl name
19995,3185,30216#56 girl name
20005,5675,54324#52 girl name
20015,0475,02819#59 girl name
20024,9644,94717#58 girl name
20034,8834,86815#62 girl name
20044,7314,71516#66 girl name
20054,3184,30711#74 girl name
20064,0954,08411#80 girl name
20073,6003,5928#94 girl name
20083,3453,33411
20093,0823,0766
20102,5092,5009
20112,1862,17610
20121,9251,9250
20131,8861,8860
20141,7371,7370

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 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Michelle" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 236 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1981. Across the entire United States a total of 17,866 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

I is for interest, you show in others.

C is for confident, no doubts here!

H is for hand, that you always give.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

Your name in reverse order is "Ellehcim". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Heclielm". 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.

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 south east? 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 her career being from 1999 to present. Michelle was born in 1978 as Mayte Michelle Rodriguez in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

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

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Michelle Monaghan

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

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Michelle Trachtenberg

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

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Michelle Hunziker

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

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Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie is a golfer. Michelle was born in 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Past life for Michelle born Oct 9, 2013

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 Eastern Australia approximately on 1825. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Michelle

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

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