Michele

First Name
226k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
418
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Michele

"Michele" is a name of French origin, and it means "Feminine of Michael gift from God". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, anglicized form of Michèle, a French spelling variant of Michelle
  2. A male given name

Michele was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Michele

Michele was given the name Michele Diane Barnett on January 18th, 1961 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Shelley Fabares is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1947 to 1947. Shelley was given the name Michele Ann Marie Fabares on January 19th, 1944 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. Shelley is also known as Shelly Fabares.

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Michele Bachmann is an office holder. Michele was born on April 6th, 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Michele Hicks is an actress, former fashion model, actor, model (people), and formerfashion model. She was most active from 1999 to 1999. Michele was born on June 4th, 1973 in Essex County, New Jersey, U.S.

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Michele Lee is an actress, singer, dancer, producer, director, game show panelist, television producer, and television director. She was most prominent from 1960 to 1960. Michele was given the name Michele Lee Dusick on June 24th, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Michele Dotrice is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1961. Michele was born as the child of Roy Dotrice on September 27th, 1948 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Michele

Her ongoing career started in 1995. Lea was given the name Lea Michele Sarfati on August 29th, 1986 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Michael Michele is an actress and actor. She has been prominent since 1986. Michael was given the name Michael Michele Williams on August 30th, 1966 in Evansville, Indiana.

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Chrisette Michele is a singing, songwriter, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Chrisette was given the name Chrisette Michele Payne on December 8th, 1982 in Central Islip, New York, U.S. Chrisette is also known as Payne and Chrisette Michele.

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Draya Michele is a media personality, entrepreneur, model, and fashion designer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Draya was given the name Andraya Michele Howard on January 23rd, 1985 in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S. Draya is also known as Draya Michele.

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Lady Renouf Michèle is an advertising actress and documentary film producer. Lady was given the name Michèle Suzanne Mainwaring in 1946 in Australia.

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How popular is the baby name Michele in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1905 5 0 5
1911 10 0 10
1912 5 0 5
1913 13 0 13
1914 14 0 14
1915 18 5 13
1916 34 10 24
1917 34 8 26
1918 26 9 17
1919 28 7 21
1920 29 7 22
1921 28 8 20
1922 23 8 15
1923 31 12 19
1924 31 12 19
1925 32 11 21
1926 36 19 17
1927 29 15 14
1928 34 19 15
1929 24 11 13
1930 19 6 13
1931 15 8 7
1932 38 27 11
1933 40 28 12
1934 27 22 5
1935 33 33 0
1936 46 37 9
1937 46 46 0
1938 65 53 12
1939 57 57 0
1940 111 102 9
1941 180 172 8
1942 739 728 11
1943 973 958 15
1944 1,167 1,157 10
1945 961 948 13
1946 1,390 1,374 16
1947 2,001 1,985 16
1948 1,806 1,796 10
1949 2,403 2,383 20
1950 2,522 2,501 21
1951 2,812 2,792 20
1952 3,426 3,401 25
1953 3,747 3,723 24
1954 4,790 4,766 24 #89 girl name
1955 4,786 4,764 22 #93 girl name
1956 4,642 4,614 28 #100 girl name
1957 4,772 4,744 28 #99 girl name
1958 5,243 5,210 33 #92 girl name
1959 5,478 5,445 33 #88 girl name
1960 5,649 5,611 38 #89 girl name
1961 7,021 6,990 31 #63 girl name
1962 7,478 7,429 49 #59 girl name
1963 7,561 7,511 50 #59 girl name
1964 7,948 7,905 43 #58 girl name
1965 8,705 8,664 41 #48 girl name
1966 10,751 10,687 64 #36 girl name
1967 10,484 10,417 67 #36 girl name
1968 11,278 11,216 62 #29 girl name
1969 10,641 10,558 83 #30 girl name
1970 10,168 10,096 72 #31 girl name
1971 8,010 7,955 55 #39 girl name
1972 7,444 7,378 66 #36 girl name
1973 6,047 5,997 50 #44 girl name
1974 5,655 5,586 69 #50 girl name
1975 5,095 5,035 60 #56 girl name
1976 4,494 4,443 51 #63 girl name
1977 3,759 3,712 47 #77 girl name
1978 3,527 3,485 42 #86 girl name
1979 2,935 2,878 57
1980 2,522 2,486 36
1981 2,320 2,273 47
1982 2,262 2,225 37
1983 1,873 1,837 36
1984 1,725 1,692 33
1985 1,511 1,478 33
1986 1,461 1,423 38
1987 1,348 1,310 38
1988 1,304 1,272 32
1989 1,310 1,267 43
1990 1,201 1,164 37
1991 1,029 1,007 22
1992 845 822 23
1993 739 712 27
1994 584 563 21
1995 489 472 17
1996 412 397 15
1997 339 324 15
1998 315 299 16
1999 273 256 17
2000 268 247 21
2001 291 265 26
2002 227 207 20
2003 231 213 18
2004 214 196 18
2005 158 147 11
2006 160 149 11
2007 122 107 15
2008 110 97 13
2009 98 88 10
2010 82 72 10
2011 68 58 10
2012 72 62 10
2013 72 63 9
2014 53 48 5
2015 61 61 0
2016 72 59 13

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Popularity of Michele as a first name

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Popularity of Michele as a last name

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Common last names for Michele

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Russo
  • Williams
  • Rossi
  • Davis
  • Esposito
  • Taylor
  • Gallo
  • Bruno
  • White

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Michele U.S.
  White 77.51% 64.26%
  African American 15.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Michele

People with the last name Michele are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Michele

  • How Popular is the name Michele? Michele is the 331st most popular name of all time. As a last name Michele was the 50,106th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Michele have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 225,690 babies born with the first name Michele in the United States. That's more than enough people named Michele to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Michele? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1905 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Michele first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Michele is Sunday, December 13th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Michele born? The highest recorded use of the first name Michele was in 1968 with a total of 11,216 babies. That's a lot of babies named Michele!
  • Random Michele Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Michele ranks 70th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 67 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Michele: Your name in reverse order is Elehcim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emlcihe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Michele? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 418 people with the last name Michele.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Michele? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Michele as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k 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).
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