Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Who Is Like God?
Main Origin Language: French
(Or View Michelle Boy)

In 2017 the name Michelle...

• was given to 1,421 baby girls
• was the 214th most popular name for baby girls
• was 60% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New York, Maryland, and California
• was least popular in Alaska, North Dakota, and West Virginia
• was about as popular as Alana and Malia
Babies Named Michelle Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Michelle...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1969
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 59% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 78% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Sonia, Stacey, Milissa, Scottie, Scotty, Hans
• has the most opposite popularity history to Miriam, Clare, Addie, Junior, Harris, Omer
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Michelle Per State
View Geographic History for Michelle

Geographically the name Michelle...

• 35% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Ashley, Sarai, Vanessa, Erick, Noel, Omar
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Willow, Lillian, Addison, Grayson, Carson, Carter
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Michelle by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Michelle are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Michelle will be the only kid named Michelle in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Michelle compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Michelle rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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