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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1915 5 5 0
1918 5 5 0
1919 7 7 0
1920 9 9 0
1922 10 10 0
1923 6 6 0
1924 11 11 0
1925 14 14 0
1926 11 11 0
1927 13 13 0
1928 10 10 0
1929 15 15 0
1930 13 13 0
1931 13 13 0
1932 10 10 0
1933 28 28 0
1934 24 24 0
1935 27 27 0
1936 29 29 0
1937 36 36 0
1938 55 55 0
1939 59 59 0
1940 92 92 0
1941 133 133 0
1942 233 233 0
1943 370 370 0
1944 406 406 0
1945 499 499 0
1946 761 756 5
1947 918 913 5
1948 1,050 1,045 5
1949 1,254 1,248 6
1950 1,635 1,635 0
1951 2,145 2,135 10
1952 2,885 2,878 7
1953 3,643 3,634 9
1954 4,439 4,428 11 #94 girl name
1955 4,546 4,534 12 #97 girl name
1956 5,342 5,327 15 #87 girl name
1957 6,000 5,983 17 #79 girl name
1958 7,478 7,458 20 #56 girl name
1959 8,790 8,773 17 #47 girl name
1960 9,925 9,896 29 #39 girl name
1961 12,776 12,735 41 #34 girl name
1962 13,388 13,354 34 #31 girl name
1963 14,426 14,381 45 #26 girl name
1964 16,224 16,181 43 #23 girl name
1965 16,268 16,215 53 #18 girl name
1966 27,245 27,152 93 #4 girl name
1967 30,932 30,822 110 #3 girl name
1968 33,345 33,215 130 #2 girl name
1969 34,457 34,319 138 #2 girl name
1970 34,178 34,053 125 #4 girl name
1971 33,306 33,156 150 #2 girl name
1972 29,420 29,285 135 #2 girl name
1973 27,048 26,932 116 #3 girl name
1974 25,937 25,828 109 #3 girl name
1975 22,778 22,666 112 #6 girl name
1976 19,637 19,554 83 #6 girl name
1977 19,620 19,538 82 #7 girl name
1978 18,946 18,861 85 #9 girl name
1979 19,341 19,266 75 #10 girl name
1980 19,220 19,120 100 #10 girl name
1981 17,866 17,770 96 #11 girl name
1982 17,843 17,763 80 #11 girl name
1983 16,909 16,828 81 #13 girl name
1984 15,577 15,498 79 #17 girl name
1985 14,032 13,964 68 #22 girl name
1986 13,378 13,298 80 #23 girl name
1987 13,101 13,028 73 #22 girl name
1988 13,388 13,327 61 #21 girl name
1989 13,471 13,378 93 #22 girl name
1990 13,473 13,417 56 #22 girl name
1991 12,269 12,215 54 #22 girl name
1992 11,550 11,507 43 #25 girl name
1993 10,233 10,185 48 #31 girl name
1994 8,674 8,638 36 #33 girl name
1995 7,426 7,391 35 #41 girl name
1996 6,628 6,597 31 #47 girl name
1997 5,714 5,694 20 #55 girl name
1998 5,575 5,558 17 #55 girl name
1999 5,318 5,302 16 #56 girl name
2000 5,567 5,543 24 #52 girl name
2001 5,047 5,028 19 #59 girl name
2002 4,964 4,947 17 #58 girl name
2003 4,883 4,868 15 #62 girl name
2004 4,731 4,715 16 #66 girl name
2005 4,318 4,307 11 #74 girl name
2006 4,095 4,084 11 #80 girl name
2007 3,600 3,592 8 #94 girl name
2008 3,345 3,334 11
2009 3,082 3,076 6
2010 2,509 2,500 9
2011 2,186 2,176 10
2012 1,925 1,925 0
2013 1,886 1,886 0
2014 1,737 1,737 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Michelle" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 70 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1954. Across the entire United States a total of 4,439 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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 gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Michelle" mean? The list below shows the origins of Michelle as well as things modernly associated with the name Michelle such as celebrities named Michelle.

French

Origin and Meaning of Michelle

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

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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Alternative Meanings

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

I is for interest, you show in others.

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

L is for love, your love of life!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

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

Past life for Michelle born Oct 26, 1937

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 Bulgaria approximately on 1575. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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