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(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).
27th in the U.S.

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Millions
of people in the U.S have this name
1,368,656
to be exact
Michigan
has the most people named Michelle per capita
1969
marked the height of its popularity
99.82%
0.18%
4%
55+
66%
30-54
20%
13-29
10%
0-12

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