(French) feminine form of Michel, the French form of Michael. This name is now also used extensively in the English-speaking world. It was popular in the 1970s and 80s, possibly influenced in part by a Beatles song with this name as its title (1966).
Americanized spelling of German Immler: 1. perhaps an occupational name for a beekeeper, from Middle High German imme ‘bee’ + suffix -ler denoting occupation. 2. alternatively, a metronymic from the female personal name Imel.