Michelle

Feminine form of the French Michel and a cognate of Michael, this name peaked in popularity in the 70s but saw a resurgence when our favorite Michelle — a woman of compassion, grace, and true moral character lived in the White House for 8 years. If you’re looking for a name that reminds your daughter to go high when others go low, this is it.

Nicknames:

Ella, Shelley, Shelly, Mimi.

Famous people named Michelle:

Former first lady Michelle Obama; actresses Michelle Williams, Michelle Dockery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Monaghan; singer from Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams.

Fun fact:

Michelle Tanner was the youngest child on the show Full House (until the birth of Uncle Jesse’s twins in Season 5).

More Inspiration:

Marvelous M Names For Baby Girls, Double The Fun: Girl Names With Double Letters, Terrific Two-Syllable Girl Names, Très Jolie! French Girl Names For Your Belle Fille,