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Gender: Female Meaning of Michelle: "who is like God" Origin of Michelle: French variation of Michael Michelle's Popularity in 2017: #214

The name Michelle is a girl's name of French origin meaning "who is like God". Michelle is ranked #214 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names Inspired by The Beatles and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".

From the experts:

Onetime superstar name (Number 4 in the seventies) that's now in steep decline, having dropped out of the Top 100. Former First Lady Michelle Obama keeps it in the spotlight. Today's feminine form of Michael is more likely to be some form of Michaela...or Makayla.

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Famous People Named Michelle

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, First Lady of the U.S. as wife of President Barack Obama
Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch, American singer
Michelle Suzanne Dockery, English actress
Michelle Wingshan Kwan, American Olympic figure skater
Michelle Lynn Monaghan, American actress
Michelle Marie Pfieffer, American actress
(Mayte) Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
Michelle Christine Tratchenberg, American actress
Michelle Ingrid Williams, American actress
(Tenitra) Michelle Williams, American R&B singer of Destiny's Child
(Verónica) Michelle Bachelet, 35th President of Chile
Michelle Phillips (born Holly Michelle Gilliam), American singer of The Mamas & the Papas
Michelle Annette Duggar, American reality TV personality
Michelle Hurst, American actress
Michelle Sung Wie, Korean-American golfer
Michel'le Toussaint, American R&B singer
Michelle Leigh McCool, American pro wrestler
Michelle Uberreste, designer & contestant on "Under the Gunn"
Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan, English actress
Michelle Renee Forbes, American actress
Michelle Claire Ryan, English actress
Michelle Kathleen Monkhouse, Canadian model
Michelle Hodkin, American author and actress
(Mary) Michelle Nunn, American philanthropist and politician
Michelle Yeoh (Choo-Kheng), Chinese-Malaysian actress
Michelle Phan, beauty Youtuber
Michelle Borth, American actress
Michelle Williams, Canadian swimmer
Michelle Smith, Irish swimmer
Lauren Michelle Jauregui, American singer of group Fifth Harmony
Michelle Pearl Heyman, Australian soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Michelle

Michelle Elizabeth Tanner, character on TV's "Full House"
Michelle Annabeth Flaherty, character in the American Pie film series
Michelle Kaioh, character in anime 'Sailor Moon'
Michelle Chang, character in the Tekken video games
Michelle Dessler, character on TV's "24"
Michelle Dubois, character on British TV series "'Allo 'Allo!"
Michelle Fowler, character on British soap opera EastEnders
Michelle "Chelle" Richardson, character on British TV series "Skins"
Michelle Scully, character on Australian soap opera "Neighbours"
Michelle Harris, character in "Sims" series
Michelle Marlon, the "daughter" of Gallerian Marlon in the Evilious Chronicles
Michelle, character in video game Grand Theft Auto IV
Michelle, character in Marvel Universe
"Michelle," a song by the Beatles
"My Michelle," a song by Guns N Roses