[ 2 syll. nic-hel-le, ni-che-lle ] The baby girl name Nichelle is pronounced Nih-SH-EHL- †. Nichelle is of English-American and Old Greek origin, and it is predominantly used in the English and French languages. The name is derived from the combination of Nicole, or the prefix 'Ni-', with the name Michelle. Nichelle Nichols (1932-) was one of the first African American actresses featured in a prominent role in a TV series; she acted in Star Trek (1966-1969).
Nichelle is a variant form of the English, French, and German Michelle in the English language.
Nichelle is also a variant form of the English, German, and Italian Nicola in the French language.
Nichelle has 14 variant forms. Variant forms include Nachell, Nechel, Nichele, Nichell, Nichella, Nischelle, Nishele, Nishell, Nishelle, Nychele, Nychelle, Nyshele, and Nyshelle. The contraction Nich is another English variant form.
Variant forms share the origin and thus the meaning of the name Nichelle.
Nichelle is a rare baby name for girls. At the modest peak of its usage in 1968, 0.023% of baby girls were given the name Nichelle. It ranked at #485 then. The baby name has since suffered a steep decline in frequency, and is used only on a very light scale today. In 2018, out of the group of girl names directly linked to Nichelle, Nicole was the most widely used.
Baby names that sound like Nichelle include Nischelle, Nyshele, Nyshelle, Najla, Nawall, Nawalle, Nechel, Necole, Nekoel, Niccole, Nichele, Nichell, Nichole, Nicholle, Nickol, Nickole, Nicole, Nicolle, Nikel, and Nikelle.
† Pronunciation for Nichelle: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Nichelle is Actress Nichelle Nichols, born Grace Nichols, December 28, 1932, Robbins, Illinois.