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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Michelin mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Michelin

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Namibia says the name Michelin means "Flower" and is of French origin.
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International Interest
  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of several guides produced by the Michelin publishing house

Notable Persons With the Last Name Michelin

André Michelin was an industrialist and business magnate. André was given the name André Jules Michelin on January 16th, 1853. He passed away on April 4th, 1931.


Édouard Michelin was an industrialist, ceo of michelin 1999-2006, michelin, and ceo ofmichelin1999-2006. Édouard was born as the child of François Michelin on August 13th, 1963 in Clermont-Ferrand. He passed away on May 26th, 2006.


François Michelin was a business executive, ceo of michelin 1955-1999, michelin, and ceo ofmichelin1955-1999. François was born on June 15th, 1926 in Clermont-Ferrand. He passed away on April 29th, 2015.


Jean was born in 1616. He passed away in 1670.


Nicolas was born on January 25th, 1955.


Where is the name Michelin popular?

International Interest for Michelin

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Michelin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Michelin U.S.
  White 80.91% 64.26%
  African American 13.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Michelin

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

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Fun Facts about the name Michelin

  • How Popular is the name Michelin? Michelin is the 62,489th most popular name of all time. As a last name Michelin was the 39,887th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Michelin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20 babies born with the first name Michelin in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Michelin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Michelin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Michelin is Friday, June 24th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Michelin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Michelin was in 1978 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Michelin: Your name in reverse order is Nilehcim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Michinel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Michelin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 550 people with the last name Michelin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Michelin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Michelin as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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