- 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.
- Mick, Micky, Chelle, Shelly
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