Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. raw-SHEHL  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of the French city La Rochelle, meaning "little rock". It first became commonly used as a given name in America in the 1930s, probably due to the fame of actress Rochelle Hudson (1914-1972) and because of the similarity to the name Rachel.

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Entry updated February 4, 2020