Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Popular Culture (Rare)
Other Forms FormsShevelle
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Meaning & History
Invented by American car manufacturer Chevrolet in 1964 for a new mid-sized automobile. Chevelle is a combination of Chev-, the first part of the company name, and the suffix -Elle. American alternative metal band Chevelle took their name from the car. Noted bearers include American boxer Chevelle Hallback (b.1971), one of the most recognized female boxers in the world, and Chevelle Franklyn (b.1974), an award-winning Jamaican reggae and gospel reggae singer.