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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Richelle

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Richelle in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Richelle:

  • Records indicate that 5,588 girls in the United States have been named Richelle since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1969, when 280 people in the U.S. were given the name Richelle. Those people are now 49 years old.

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    Comments about the name Richelle

    92% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "I love my name and my wonderful mother who gave me my name, if I had been a boy I would have been named Richard and she like Michelle so she just blended the two together. I have been called Michelle, Rachel, Rochelle, Rachelle etc. but I don't mind. As a child my grandparents called me Shelly, In college I was called Rikki and now I am just Richelle. My nieces and nephew call me Auntie Shell. I have met a few along the way with my name and same spelling but we seem to be very few and far between." Aug. 20, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name us Richelle and many people call me Michelle but im okay with it since it's close enough I have to correct them and they apologize it's fine since I wasn't mad.I love the nicknames with this name!I often get called Shelly." Nov. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Richelle,and as I have an unusual surname I have spent much of my life spelling my name. I was born in 1951 and Richelle is a combination of my father and Grandmother's names Richard and Ellen . I've never met a Richelle who was older than me, in fact I had never heard of another Richelle until I was about 19.The name was never in any traditional Baby Name books in the last century (that I saw) . It's only since the advent of google that I've seen it listed." May. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS RICHELLE. it fits me perfect. because im very orginal and so is the name. im proud to hold a name so beautiful. ive only met one other person witht he same name. but it was spelled Richele. mine has the double "L". i might one day past this nme to one of my daughters. but i still have a while since i am only 15 years old." Jun. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. It's unique & not many people have it. But I'm not on the chart, 1954!" Jun. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rychelle (it's said the same way it just has a Y instead of a I) and I LOVE it! I have only met one other person with the same name, but she spelled it Rachelle. People often spell it Richelle,Rachelle,Rochelle or Rayshelle but never Rychelle. I also often get called Rachel, but it does not matter to me :-)" Sep. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love my name! It's very unique. Not ever met anyone who spells it like I do. I don't usually get called by the right name and eveyone miss spells it. My aunts and uncles too. The only thing I don't like is that I can't buy things with my name in it unless they personalize it right there in front of you. I find cute things that have my name on it because it's so unique. But I wouldn't change it for the World!" May. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it. If I have a daughter I want to name her this because it is a combination of my parent's names Richard and Ellen." Sep. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my sister's name and I think its unique. Her friends call her "Shelly" and I think its cute." Aug. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Richelle, and i pronounce it Ri-shell-. people a lot of times call me Rachel,Michelle,Rochel,and they spell it wrong too. Even my aunts and uncles do. I have never met someone with the same name before." Jul. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Richelle and i have to say, it's not too bad of a name to have. it's not something so crazy that i regret my parents naming me at, while at the same time it is quite unique and personal to me.. although i have met a few other Richelle's (or Rochelle's) in my life time. I am usually referred to by family as my nickname however, which is Shell." Feb. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think that it is a good name because you dont hear it a lot so i think it is TWO THUMBS UP!" May. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "It's just... ugly. The "Rich" sound makes it sound pretentious and manly" May. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      11 Neutral Comments

  • "I love my name Richelle is beautiful and unique In response to the negative comment you are wrong this name couldn't be more lovely and I am proud to say it's mine" Aug. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Richelle. I was named after my dad Richard. I love my name. Nobody ever spells or says it right. I have also never met another Richelle I was born in 1971" May. 8, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pronounced just like Michelle, but with an R. Not too hard, but most people mispronounce it the first time." Dec. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Richelle & before I never really like the name because I was named after dad too . But then as I got older I began to like it because , I find my name unique :) but now I have problem with finding a nickname because I'm getting tired of the nickname shelly." Jun. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "SV: Ok, hvordan er den seklon da? Jeg ge5r pe5 Berkeley pe5 Manhattan ja. Se5 hvis det er noe du evt lurer pe5 ff8r du sf8ker der, er det bare e5 ta kontakt" Apr. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Richelle and I love it! I can't imagine just being another Ashley or Brittany. I was named after my dad, Richard. I've never met another Richelle, though quite a lot of Michelles. I do have problems with people mispronouncing it, but it's still a great name! :)" Aug. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ritchelle, mom named me after her friend in high school that I never met. So it makes it unique that I have this name and never met someone else with it." May. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is not richelle but it has a letter T between i and c..yes my name is RITCHELLE and i love it!to be honest i've never met a person named Ritchelle(except of me of course!)but i know a lot of people named Rachel(as in a bunch!)and to be honest all the person i know that has named Rachel or Richelle is talented or sometimes smart,polite and mostly beautiful..." Nov. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my middle name and my dad's name is Richard. I think it's very feminine and flowy." Nov. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my daughter after her father whose name is Richard and used Richelle to feminize it. Was stunned to see how many Richelles are out there. She is grown now and loves her name and is now sharing it with a new neice who was named after her!" Jun. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "people often spell and say my name like Rochelle,Rachelle, and sometimes ask me if it is Michelle" Nov. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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