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Michelle

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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 12 12 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 1,049 1,044 5
1949 1,254 1,248 6
1950 1,632 1,632 0
1951 2,146 2,136 10
1952 2,886 2,879 7
1953 3,643 3,634 9
1954 4,440 4,429 11 #94 girl name
1955 4,546 4,534 12 #97 girl name
1956 5,342 5,327 15 #87 girl name
1957 5,999 5,982 17 #79 girl name
1958 7,477 7,457 20 #56 girl name
1959 8,791 8,774 17 #47 girl name
1960 9,926 9,897 29 #39 girl name
1961 12,777 12,736 41 #34 girl name
1962 13,388 13,354 34 #31 girl name
1963 14,425 14,380 45 #26 girl name
1964 16,228 16,185 43 #23 girl name
1965 16,269 16,216 53 #17 girl name
1966 27,246 27,153 93 #4 girl name
1967 30,934 30,824 110 #3 girl name
1968 33,349 33,219 130 #2 girl name
1969 34,459 34,321 138 #2 girl name
1970 34,178 34,053 125 #4 girl name
1971 33,307 33,157 150 #2 girl name
1972 29,419 29,284 135 #2 girl name
1973 27,048 26,932 116 #3 girl name
1974 25,935 25,826 109 #3 girl name
1975 22,778 22,666 112 #6 girl name
1976 19,637 19,554 83 #6 girl name
1977 19,621 19,539 82 #7 girl name
1978 18,947 18,862 85 #9 girl name
1979 19,342 19,267 75 #10 girl name
1980 19,221 19,121 100 #10 girl name
1981 17,869 17,773 96 #11 girl name
1982 17,846 17,766 80 #11 girl name
1983 16,912 16,830 82 #13 girl name
1984 15,577 15,498 79 #17 girl name
1985 14,033 13,965 68 #22 girl name
1986 13,381 13,300 81 #23 girl name
1987 13,101 13,029 72 #22 girl name
1988 13,392 13,331 61 #21 girl name
1989 13,468 13,375 93 #22 girl name
1990 13,474 13,418 56 #22 girl name
1991 12,268 12,214 54 #22 girl name
1992 11,551 11,508 43 #25 girl name
1993 10,234 10,185 49 #31 girl name
1994 8,673 8,638 35 #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 5,576 5,559 17 #55 girl name
1999 5,318 5,302 16 #56 girl name
2000 5,568 5,544 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 #81 girl name
2007 3,600 3,592 8 #94 girl name
2008 3,346 3,335 11
2009 3,082 3,076 6
2010 2,511 2,502 9
2011 2,187 2,177 10
2012 1,926 1,926 0
2013 1,886 1,886 0
2014 1,742 1,742 0
2015 1,692 1,692 0

Fun Facts about the name Michelle

  • How many people with the first name Michelle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 809,479 babies born with the first name Michelle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Michelle to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Michelle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Michelle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Michelle is Friday, August 4th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Michelle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Michelle was in 1969 with a total of 34,321 babies. That's a lot of babies named Michelle!
  • Random Michelle Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Michelle ranks 14th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 82 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Michelle: Your name in reverse order is Ellehcim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hemlclei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Michelle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 732 people with the last name Michelle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Michelle? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Michelle as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

Where is the name Michelle popular?

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Popularity of Michelle as a first name

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Popularity of Michelle as a last name

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Common last names for Michelle

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Lewis
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Young
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Michelle U.S.
  White 55.19% 64.26%
  African American 25.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Michelle

People with the last name Michelle are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

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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.

From the the French feminine form of Michel (“Michael”), Hebrew מיכאל (mikhál, “who is like God”).

  1. A female given name, popular from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Michelle was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Michelle

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is a First Lady of the United States. Michelle was born on January 17th, 1964 in Calumet Park, Illinois.

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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams is an actress. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Michelle was given the name Michelle Ingrid Williams on September 9th, 1980 in Kalispell, Montana U.S.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer is an actress and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 1978. Michelle was given the name Michelle Marie Pfeiffer on April 29th, 1958 in Santa Ana, California, U.S.

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Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez is an actress, screenwriter, and dj. She was most active from 1999 to present. Michelle was given the name Mayte Michelle Rodríguez on July 12th, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

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Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2000. Michelle was given the name Michelle Lynn Monaghan on March 23rd, 1976 in Winthrop, Iowa, U.S.

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Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh is an actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1984.

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  • Michelle Phillips
    (singing)
  • Michelle Trachtenberg
    (actress)
  • Tori Black
    (famous individual)
  • Michelle Dockery
    (actress)
  • Michelle Fairley
    (actress)
  • Michelle McCool
    (wrestler)
  • Michelle Forbes
    (actress)
  • Michelle Branch
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Belladonna
    (notable individual)
  • Michelle Keegan
    (actress)
  • Michelle Williams
    (record producer)
  • Michelle Bachelet
    (Executive Director of UN Women)
  • Michelle Kwan
    (figure skater)
  • Michelle Malkin
    (author)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Michelle

Candice Michelle

Candice Michelle is a wrestler. Candice was born on September 30th, 1978 in Milwaukee.

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K. Michelle

K. Michelle is a contemporary r&b and soul music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. K. was given the name Kimberly Michelle Pate on March 4th, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

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Donna Michelle

Donna Michelle is a playboy playmate. Donna was born on December 8th, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Infanta Catherine Michelle

Infanta Catherine Michelle was royalty. She holds the title Duchess consort of Savoy and List of consorts of Savoy. Infanta was born as the child of Philip II of Spain and Elisabeth of Valois on October 10th, 1567 in Madrid. She passed away on November 6th, 1597.

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Tiffany Michelle

Tiffany Michelle is a notable human. Tiffany was born in 1984 in Sylmar, Los Angeles.

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Mirtha Michelle

Mirtha Michelle is a leading individual. Mirtha was born on January 17th, 1984.

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What does the name Michelle mean?

Mis for mirth, your laughter.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Cis for casual, no pretension here.

His for humble, a saintly quality.

Eis for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Lis for lucky, who is more?

Lis for love, everlasting.

Eis for early, promptness is a virtue

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