Meaning: Its source is a Hebrew expression meaning "Who resembles God."
Languages: This boy's name is used in Italian.
Compound Forms: Michelangelo
Feminine Forms: Michela
Narrative: In the Jewish and Christian scriptures and other religious writings, the archangel Michael is identified as captain of God's army, humanity's intercessor with the divine, and an eternal recorder who tracks our deeds and misdeeds in a great heavenly book. He is often depicted carrying a flaming sword, and sometimes guarding the gates of Paradise.
The consistently high popularity of this name in the U.S. cannot be attributed with certainty to any one factor. It may be due simply to the pleasant sound of the name. It is also possible that no one has ever devised a more congenial nickname for a boy than Mike!
Meaning: Its source is Michael, a Hebrew name meaning "Who resembles God."
In French, this name is spelled with an accent -- Michèle.
Languages: This girl's name is used in English and French.
Non-English Forms: Michalina
Popularity: The name Michele ranked 956th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics, 154th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census and 61st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1994 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Narrative: The French feminine forms of this name have been adopted by a large number of European languages. Though ultimately derived from the Hebrew original, their closest ancestor is the male French name Michel.
Awareness of this name was undoubtedly boosted by the immense popularity of Lennon and McCartney's 1965 ballad ''Michelle.'' Clearly addressed to a French girl (the lyrics rhyme her name with ma belle -- ''my beauty''), it reinforced the exotic, romantic impression this name can make.
- Variety of rose (see list of Rose Names)
Stage and Screen
- Michele Greene
- Portrayed Abby Perkins (see list of Actors on ''L.A. Law'')
- Michele Morgan (born 1920)
French actress. Original name: Simone Roussel.
- Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Picture (see list of Movie Personalities with Stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame)
In reference to a gasoline fill-up station.
- Miss Smell
- Shelly Belly
- Mi Mi
- Ma Bell
- Michele, My Belle
- Smell Chele
- Smelly Chelie
- Miss Hell
- Missile Fart
- Mickey (or Miki)