(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).
English: 1. habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire, also called Woodhill, from Old English wād ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Waddell. 2. (O’Dell) of the same origin as 1, but altered by folk etymology as if of Irish origin.