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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Meshell

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  • A submission from Utah, United States says the name Meshell means "Land of wonder" and is of Hebrew origin.
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Notable Persons Named Meshell

Meshell Ndegeocello is a musician, songwriter, rapper, and rapping. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. Meshell was given the name Michelle Lynn Johnson on August 29th, 1968 in Berlin, Germany. Meshell is also known as Meshell Suhaila Bashir-Shakur and Me'Shell Ndegéocello.


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Popularity of Meshell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Meshell U.S.
  White 71.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 13.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Meshell

People with the last name Meshell are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Meshell

  • How Popular is the name Meshell? Meshell is the 16,421st most popular name of all time. As a last name Meshell was the 25,659th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Meshell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 495 babies born with the first name Meshell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Meshell to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Meshell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Meshell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Meshell is Sunday, November 5th, 1922.
  • What year had the most people named Meshell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Meshell was in 1966 with a total of 35 babies.
  • Random Meshell Factoid: According to the 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Meshell is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1966.
  • Weird things about the name Meshell: Your name in reverse order is Llehsem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emllehs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Meshell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 961 people with the last name Meshell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Meshell? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Meshell as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.