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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Machelle
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Machelle in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Machelle:
Records indicate that 1,623 girls in the United States have been named Machelle since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1968, when 177 people in the U.S. were given the name Machelle. Those people are now 48 years old.
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Comments about the name Machelle
Based on the comments submitted below
25 Positive Comments
"My name is Ma'Chelle. And as you can imagine always misspelled and mispronounced. Growing up I always got upset because it was never spelled correctly. Now at 40 I just go with the flow." Sep. 12, 2012:
"My name is Machelle, I was born in 1965, my mom was reading a book and saw it spelled that way. My husband has called me Mac since we started dating. I don't know if he's ever called me Machelle. I like having a fairly unique name, but people automatically assume it's a typo and change it. I had an odd maiden name and now a married name, so I have to spell my whole name." Jan. 12, 2012:
"My name is Machelle pronounced Mushaal. NOBODY ever pronounces it right! Always Michelle. I used to correct people but now I'm tired of keep on repeating my over and over again. Don't get me wrong, I love my name. My dad picked it. But I only love it when people pronounce it right. I don't meet many other people with this same name. I met one or two people with the same pronunciation but its always spelled differently.
But I do love my name very much!" Mar. 22, 2010:
"Machelle is my middle name although it is pronounced the same a Michelle. It was a typo on my birth certificate. My mother thought it was unique and never changed it." Sep. 23, 2009:
"I love my name :) My grandpa named me a few months before he died, I would never change it for anything. I love hearing everyone's different pronunciations of it, there's some weird ones people come up with lol" Sep. 16, 2009:
"nice to read people have the same name and i am not the only one that has people spelling it wrong or thinking you spell it wrong but i would like to know the meaning of the name" Aug. 29, 2009:
"I'm 50 and my mother is from the south. My name Machelle is very unique the way it's spelled. I love it. Very different. My best friend's name is also Michelle. I am Mush and she is Shell." Aug. 27, 2009:
"I LOVE MY NAME!!! My daddy picked it out, which makes it that much more special. I often have to spell it for people and I do correct them by saying its MAchelle (sounds like MUSHELLE, not MIchelle like M I chelle) i wouldnt trade it for anything. =) =)" Jul. 30, 2009:
"Obviously yes, my name's Manchelle, and no one spells it right, nor pronounces it right. It's actualyl sort of funny; my best friend also has an unusual name, and we correct people if they pronounce each other's wrong, if we're together, but not our own.
"Muuuuu. like Mush."" Dec. 4, 2008:
"love my name "machelle" and others love it too! I would never trade it for michelle. Yes, people comment on it all the time and always thing it's a typo but hey, what the heck......it's worth it.
Machelle in Minnesota" Mar. 27, 2008:
"People never pronounce my name right but I do love my name (Machelle)." Oct. 5, 2007:
"I love my name, Machele. Some people comment on the spelling and I always tell them that my father was from the south and he spelled it like it sounded....Ma-chele :)" Aug. 6, 2007:
"It's basically my name, Machele, with one "l" instead of two. In my lifetime of 40 years I've only personally met one other person with the same name. Like some of you people frequently are unsure of how to pronounce it and when I ordered my wedding invitations they were going to change it thinking that it had to be a misspelling, luckily they called first." Jul. 20, 2007:
"I'm a Machelle too...and I've had the nick name of MASH ever since high school...it's never dies! But I like!" Jun. 11, 2007:
"This is my name. IT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 40 YEARS, because I have. some worry about it.(like Michelle's wishing their Mom had thought of it). It is the AMERICAN version of the French Male name Michelle." May. 17, 2007:
"My parents named me Machelle as they didnt want it pronounced with the strong I or E as it was sang by the Beatles! I love having a unique spelling it let me be the individual that I am! When I was younger there were 12 other "Michelle"s in my high school class so I was even happier about the spelling making me different then the "norm". I always get compliments on my name." Jan. 28, 2007:
"machelle is the most beautiful;lest name ive ever heard i love it." Jan. 12, 2007:
"My sister enjoy's her name even thought her mail is almost always misspelled and people tell her she spell her name wrong. How can you spell you your own name wrong come on!" Jul. 17, 2006:
"I love my name!!! It is unique and everyone that sees how I spell it they always compliment on it. People are so funny. They never know how to pronounce it. Gets annoying." Apr. 3, 2006:
"I love being a little bit different! Teachers, judges, etc. see my name, and alwayls take a long look before venturing "M...Maaaachelle?" And, yeah, it's only a one-letter difference, but oh the difference a letter can make!" Mar. 9, 2006:
"I love my name, it's unique & different. people always mistake it for Michelle though. But the feedback i've gotten from them is that it's a very nice & unusual name. i know three gys with my name * i'm a girl. But there's is spelt differently. i've heard it's a boys name, guess that's what's so unique about it. i'd love to know the origin & meaning though." Jan. 19, 2006:
"People always spell it wrong or if they see it assume it is spelled wrong. I also get lots of comments and usually people think it's great. I have always liked my name." Dec. 9, 2005:
"My dad named me, Machelle. So it is a very special name to me. Sometimes people do say it wrong and almost everyone spells it wrong." Dec. 2, 2005:
"I love the spelling of my name! Everyone always comments on the way I spell it and think it's unique! People do sometimes have a problem pronouncing my name." Jul. 14, 2005:
"Most people do a double take when they see my name in print. And even though it's not very different from "Michelle" the all insist on stressing the A (Muah-shell) Quite annoying" Jun. 3, 2005:
12 Neutral Comments
"Machelle is one of my middle names. Like other people commented, everyone thinks it's a typo. When I was younger I thought it was unique, but as I get older it's one of those names I would probably roll my eyes at being spelled differently just to be different. My mom had a friend in high school that had the same middle name, so that is where I got it. My mom also always said that it's "muh-chelle, not mee-chelle" and supposedly that makes all the difference :)" Mar. 23, 2012:
"my nickname is machelle but my real name is mary cielo. i never ask my parents how they got my nickname.. whether its a combination of my 2 names or something.. very unique name" Jul. 5, 2011:
"I love my name BUT... because of the spelling and people messing it up I now have an alias on my credit report which causes problems ... there is also another person with the same full name as me (first & last) and I always get calls from bill collectors for her lol" Mar. 30, 2011:
"I am a Machelle in Australia...and read of another one on ehere...and i thought i was the only one..hahaha how wrong i was ! I do like my name just the way it is...thx mum and dad !" Jan. 8, 2011:
"Quote "My parents named me Machelle as they didnt want it pronounced with the strong I or E as it was sang by the Beatles!"
That is exactly what my mother told me!
I am 39 so when I was born the Beatles were pretty popular. I have a brother Michael too so I guess they really liked the name." Dec. 4, 2010:
"Machelle is my middle name
my brother insisted upon it!
It's pronounced May Shell of
course nobody gets it right.
Nice to know I'm not alone." Sep. 2, 2010:
"hello my fellow collagues.my name is mi shell and I LOVE SQUID!!! AGGGGGGH!" May. 27, 2010:
"I love my name 'Machelle' I'm 30 years old and lives in Benin in West Africa. My lovely father named me Machelle When I born in July 1979. He loves Samora Machel, a Mozambic President who died in the same year. I'm so happy to know other people named Machelle! my father and family called me'Machou'. My friends called me 'Machře', 'Chello'. I like this name means 'Who is like God'...!" Oct. 19, 2009:
"Hi I'm Machelle from Australia and i absolutely love the uniqueness of my name. I'm 50 next year, and apart from a friend naming their daughter after me (what an honour!) I've never seen it before in this country." Sep. 28, 2008:
"uh alot of people spell my name lie michelle or since im pakistani they spell it mishel
i pronuon its like muchelle as in umbrella. i love my name. i oftine run into people wid the same name buh spelt differntly
peopl think its realli unusal to spell my name wid an a" Jan. 18, 2008:
"People frequently pronounce my name incorrectly (although I'm pretty picky about that)
They almost always spell it wrong and that bugs me even more.
Ugggh!!! If you're going to name your child something interesting, name them something interesting. If your going to be traditional, be traditional-
Don't do that half-assed thing where "Oh, it's not too unusual but it's unique-" just odd enough to be inconvenient and still boring enough to be forgettable.
-Machelle" Dec. 19, 2007:
"People are always mispronouncing my name! However, it is different and I also get many positive comments on my name. I LOVE it! I'd like to see more of us out here." May. 19, 2007:
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