Michaelle Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Michelle:
Feminine form of the French Michel, a cognate of Michael (Who is like God?).
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My Mother told me it was the name of the only survivor of a wealthy french family's little girl. I was told the family had chartered a ship that was to take them to the United States for their vacation and while in route to the states, the greedy captain of the ship murdered the family and quickly landed in Miami, took their chests of money, blamed the murders on a ship hand and fled. While the dead victims were being removed, they discovered the small girl was still alive. She was taken to a hospital and told the story of who really killed her family. A nationwide search went out for this captain, and he was found, but had commited suicide. The little girls name was Michaelle Reneau according to my Mother. She thought that this little girl must have been a strong willed little girl and hence decided to name me, the child she had just given birth to after this litlle girl. She read this story in a newspaper my father brought to her the day after I was born. I do not know what newspaper this was in. My Mom passed away 4 years ago, so I can not get any more information from her on this story.
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My whole life, my name has been the biggest issue everywhere I've ever been begining in elementary school and everywhere else anyone ever needs my name. No one has EVER seen nor heard of it, they think it's spelled wrong, but that it's the most unusual spelling they've ever seen. I am, just as my Mom thought about the little girl...VERY STRONG WILLEd, and just a strong independant woman and always have been. I've nearly died several times in my life due to my unual allergies and the unusual severity to the unusual number of things I am allergic to. Plus, I have deadly asthma, obstructive airway disease, and respiratory failure. I am 47 years old and have a cousin who was named after me,(middle name), and have given my middle name to my first born daughter.
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I have found a similar spelling in one book spelled Michaele, and the meaning of the name in that particular book was....One who is God like. I think it said it was of French origin but I can not remember for sure.
Michael is a Hebrew name, Mi Ka El. Mi means "who?" Ka means "like" and El means "God" so the name means "Who is like God?" (Remember that Hebrew doesn't have a word for "is" - it's always implied.) To twist "Who is like God?" into "One who is God-like" seems rather against the original source (Ex 15:11 - Who is like God? There is no one") but rather in keeping with baby-naming tradition.
- Famous real-life people named Michaelle
Michaëlle Jean - Governor General of Canada
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