Michelle Name Meaning & Origin

Michelle

Pronunciation: mi-SHEHL (key)

Origin of the name Michelle:

Feminine form of the French Michel, a cognate of Michael (Who is like God?).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Micaela, Michaela, Michele, Mishelle

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Nicknames for Michelle

Mitchie, Mickie, Mish, Mishi/Michi, Mishy, Shell, Shelly, Shelley, Chelle, Mickey, Mich, Michy, Meko, Mimi, Elle, Ella, Melly, Miley, Mica/Mika.
Meesha, Michelley, Michellie

Meanings and history of the name Michelle

The meaning to the name Michelle is actually a question not a word. Michelle means "Who is like God?"

The Origin of the name is French.

Alternate spellings include: Mechelle, Michele, and Mechele

Famous real-life people named Michelle

Michelle Obama, First Lady and wife of Barack Obama
Michelle Williams, actress (Dawson's Creek, Brokeback Mountain)
Michelle Williams, singer (Destiny's Child)
Michelle Dockery, English actress (Downton Abbey)
Michelle Pfeiffer, actress
Michele Lee, actress
Michelle Yeoh, actress
Michelle Trachtenberg, actress
Michelle Phillips, actress, singer, and member of The Mamas and The Papas
Michelle Monaghan, actress
Michelle Bridges, Personal Trainer (The Biggest loser Australia)
Michelle Rodriguez, actress
Michelle Ryan, actress
Michelle Leslie, model
Michelle Kwan, figure skater
Michelle Duggar, reality TV star (TLC's "19 Kids and Counting")
Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
Michelle Branch, singer
Michelle Smith, Olympic Swimmer

Michelle in song, story & screen

"Michelle" by the Beatles.
"My Michelle" by Guns'n'Roses
Michelle Tanner, in the show "Full House"
Michelle Chang, character in the Tekken (series).
Michelle Dessler, character on the TV series, 24 (TV series)
Michelle Dubois, character on the TV series, 'Allo 'Allo!
Michelle Flaherty, character in the American Pie film series
Michelle Richardson, character on the TV series, Skins
Michelle Scully, character on the Australian soap opera Neighbours
Michelle Kaioh (English dub of Michiru Kaioh), character from Sailor Moon

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