Michelle
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
mi-SHEL
Meaning
Which man is like God?
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Michelle originates in Hebrew language. It is a French feminine form of Michel, which is a French form of Michael. It used to be extremely popular only in France at first, in the English-speaking countries it has been popular since the 1940s. The name Michel is ultimately derived from Hebrew and means "which man is like God?", which is a rhetorical question suggesting a negative answer. Michelle can also be used as a surname.

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Chelle, Michell, Michella, Miguela, Mischel, Mischelle, Mishell, Mishelle, Shell

Famous Michelles

Michelle Kwan - former Olympic figure skater
Michelle Lee - actress
Michelle Madison - actress
Michelle Monaghan - actress
Michelle Phillips - singer
Michelle Rodriguez - actress
Michelle Pfeiffer - actress
Michelle Obama - wife of Barack Obama
Michelle Williams - actress
Michelle Wright - Canadian country music artist

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