Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MEE-SHEHL(French) mi-SHEHL(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

French feminine form of Michel. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century. A famous bearer is the former American first lady Michelle Obama (1964-).

Related Names

VariantsMichèle(French) Michele(English)
DiminutivesMicheline(French) Chelle, Shell, Michelyne(English)
Other Languages & CulturesMihaela(Bulgarian) Mihaela(Croatian) Michaela, Michala, Míša(Czech) Mikkeline(Danish) Mikaela(Finnish) Michaela, Michi(German) Michaela(Greek) Micaela, Michela, Michelina(Italian) Mihaela(Macedonian) Michalina(Polish) Micaela, Miguela(Portuguese) Mihaela(Romanian) Michaela(Slovak) Mihaela, Miša(Slovene) Micaela, Miguela(Spanish) Michaela, Mikaela(Swedish) Mykhaila(Ukrainian)
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Entry updated May 29, 2020