Origin:French
Popularity:797
Meaning:who resembles God
Michelle is a popular girl’s name of French and Hebrew origins. Originally a variant of the French Michel—itself a derivation of the Biblical name Michael—Michelle means “who resembles God.” Michelle has remained fashionable throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, buoyed in part by the Beatles' love song of the same name. Its French origin gives it a refined, European feel that will have baby Michelle feeling trés chic.

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  • Michelle Obama
    United States First Lady

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