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National Michelle Day – October 2, 2022

National Michelle Day is observed annually on October 2. Michelle is a female name derived from the French ‘Michele,’ which is a variation of the Hebrew name ‘Michael.’ In Hebrew, Michael means ‘who is like God?’ or ‘who resembles God?’ This religious association is from the archangel Michael who is mentioned several times in the Christian Bible and is described as a captain of heaven’s angels. Michal is another form of the name, predominantly given to girls in Hebrew culture. Like Michael, it also means “who resembles God?”

History of National Michelle Day

Michelle is a female name derived from the French ‘Michele,’ which is a variation of the Hebrew ‘Michael.’ In Hebrew, Michael means ‘who is like God?’ or ‘who resembles God?’ Michael is an archangel mentioned several times in the Christian Bible and described as a captain of heaven’s angels. Michal is another form of the name, predominantly given to girls in Hebrew culture. Like Michael, it also means ‘who resembles God?’

In the Bible, Michal was the younger daughter of King Saul, the King of Israel. She fell in love with and married David, who later became king after Saul. Michal helped David escape when he was being hunted by her father because she chose David’s welfare over her father’s wishes. While David was on the run, Michal was given in marriage to a man named Palti. However, when David eventually became the King of Israel, he brought her back to be one of his wives. Michal is most famous for being the only woman in the Bible who remained barren all the days of her life because she despised David for praising God with abandon.

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Michelle was the most popular female name in the United States in the year 2000, when it ranked number 52 on the list. Back then, 5,545 instances of this name were registered.

Subsequently, its popularity witnessed a steady decline. By 2010, the name had dropped in rank to 125. As of 2021, Michelle held 394th place on the list of most popular female names, with only 793 registered, accounting for 0.045% of total female births in that year.

National Michelle Day timeline

2nd — 3rd Century A.D.
Michael is Mentioned in Ancient Records

Michael is mentioned in several Jewish written works as an archangel.

2000
Michelle’s Popularity Peaks

Michelle hits its highest level of popularity as a female name.

2010
Michelle Lowers in Popularity

Michelle drops to number 125 in the list of most popular female names in the U.S.

2021
Michelle’s Rank Plunges

Michelle drops to 394th place on the list of most popular female names.

National Michelle Day FAQs

What anagrams can be derived from Michelle?

Anagrams that can be derived from Michelle include Michel, chime, milch, clime, chill, and lice.

Where does Michelle Obama live?

Michelle Obama lives in Washington D.C.

Can Michelle be a man’s name?

‘Michel’ is a French male name with the Italian variant being ‘Michele.’

National Michelle Day Activities

  1. Honor Michelle

    National Michelle Day is a great opportunity to pay tribute to all those who bear the name ‘Michelle.’ If they don’t already know, share the meaning of their beautiful name.

  2. Tell others

    Spread awareness about National Michelle Day. Let others know about the day by sharing this article on social media.

  3. Find similar names

    Do you like the sound of the name ‘Michelle’ but would rather give your child something similar? Find names that rhyme with it such as Danielle, Rafael, or Rochelle.

5 Facts About Famous Michelles

  1. Michelle Obama

    Born January 17, 1964, Obama is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer, who also served as the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

  2. Michelle Pfeiffer

    Born April 29, 1958, Pfeiffer is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman, famous for her leading role in “Grease 2” and for playing Elvira Hancock in “Scarface.”

  3. Michelle Williams

    Born July 23, 1979, Williams is an American actress and recording artist, best known for being a member of the girl group, Destiny’s Child.

  4. Michelle Kwan

    Born July 7, 1980, Kwan is a retired American figure skater, who won two Olympic medals during her career.

  5. Michelle Ryan

    Born April 22, 1984, Ryan is an English actress, best known for playing Zoe Slater on the soap opera “EastEnders.”

Why We Love National Michelle Day

  1. Michelle is an elegant name

    We love Michelle because it’s a graceful, feminine name. Its lilting pronunciation is melodic, soft, and charming.

  2. Michelle is faith-based

    For Christian adherents, Michelle has religious meaning. It’s a name that gives reverence to God.

  3. Name days are special

    Who doesn’t want to feel celebrated and recognized? This holiday gives all people called ‘Michelle’ an opportunity to feel appreciated.

National Michelle Day dates

YearDateDay
2022October 2Sunday
2023October 2Monday
2024October 2Wednesday
2025October 2Thursday
2026October 2Friday

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