[ 1 syll. (s)hel(l), sh-e-ll ] The baby girl name Shell is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced SHEHL †. Shell's origin is Hebrew, English, and Old English, and its use, English. English origin: The name could be from the English word shell which is ultimately of the Old English sciell. It is however most often a derivative of Michelle, or else Shelley.
In addition, Shell is a form of Michaela in the English language.
Shell is also a contracted form of the English, French, and German Michelle in the English language.
Shell is also a diminutive of the English, French, German, and Yiddish Rachel in the English language.
Shell is also a form of the English, French, and Italian Rachelle.
Shell is also a contracted form of the English Shelley.
A form of the name is the English Lashell.
See also the related category word (element).
Shell is not commonly used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Within the family of girl names directly related to Shell, Rachel was the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Shell: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"