Michelle (name)

Michelle is a given name, originally a variant of Michèle, the French feminine form of Michel, derived from the Hebrew name Michael meaning "Who is like God?".[3] It is now extensively used in English-speaking as well as French-speaking countries, partly influenced by the Beatles song of the same name.[3] [4]

Michelle
Pronunciation/mɪˈʃɛl/
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameHebrew via French and English
Meaning"[who resembles God]]"
Other names
Variant form(s)Michele, Michaela, Micaela, Michalina[1]
Short form(s)Chelle, Elle,[2] Ellie, Elly
DerivedMichèle
Related namesMichael, Michaela, Michel, Ellie, Mitchell

It is also a surname.

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  • Michel'le (born 1970), hip hop artist in the 1980s and 1990s
  • Michelle (born 1972), German singer

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hanks, P.; Hodges, F. (1996). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford paperback reference. Oxford University Press. p. 3262. ISBN 978-0-19-280050-3.
  2. ^ Hanks, P.; Hodges, F. (1996). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford paperback reference. Oxford University Press. p. 836. ISBN 978-0-19-280050-3.
  3. ^ a b Hanks, P.; Hodges, F. (1996). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford paperback reference. Oxford University Press. p. 3267. ISBN 978-0-19-280050-3.
  4. ^ Campbell, Niamh (20 April 2022). "Derry Girls-inspired baby names gain popularity across UK and Ireland". belfasttelegraph.co.uk. Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 23 May 2022.