Baby Name Games

Michelle February 20, 2007

Filed under: Girls M,Top 100 List — namegames @ 6:48 pm

United States Top 100         Girls


  • The name Michelle was ranked 80 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
  • Michelle first appeared on the girls’ charts in 1938 at a rank of 954. It rapidly gained popularity and broke into the top 100 at 94 in 1954. It broke into the top 10 at 4 in 1966 and reached an alltime high of 2 in 1968, 1969, 1971, and 1972. It has been decreasing in popularity ever since and will probably leave the top 100 list soon.

Reasons for Popularity

  • It offers a variety of nicknames.
  • It follows the trend of girls’ names beginning with “M.”


  • Michelle is a French form of Michaela.

Alternate Spellings


  • Mick, Micky, Chelle, Shelly

Is your name Michelle or did you choose this name for your child? Leave a comment sharing the name’s significance for you.


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