Meaning: Who is like God?
Alternate spellings: Michele, Mechelle, Mechele, Me’Shell, Meechelle, M’chelle
“Michelle, ma belle!” Let the Beatles’ song “Michelle” remind the world that your baby daughter is your belle! The French female version of Michael, Michelle has been on the U.S. charts since 1938, hit the top 100 in the fifties, and got into the top 5 the year after the Beatles’ song came out. It stayed there for nearly a decade and only fell out of the top 100 in 2008 – the end of a 54-year stay at the top of the charts. First Lady Michelle Obama might cause a second coming of this still-great name.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008