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Origin: France
Region Origin: Western Europe

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?". The name has both French and Hebrew roots and is the feminine version of Michael, which can also mean "gift from God". The name Michelle is popular in various forms across different languages and cultures, such as Micel in Telugu, Michel in Thai, Mychajlyna in Ukrainian, Mishel in Urdu, Myşʻl in Yiddish, and Michelle in French. The name Michelle originated from the French and Hebrew languages. In Hebrew, it is derived from the phrase "mī kāʼēl," which translates to "Who is like El?" El refers to a divine being or God. The nameMichelle means "close to God" and is typically a girl's name. It has been popular in the United States, ranking number 336 in 2020. Some nicknames associated with Michelle include Chelle, Mic, Mich, Mischa, Mish, Mishi, Missy, Mitch, Shell, and others.

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