Habitational or topographic name from places in France, La Rochelle, from Old French diminutive form of roche (“rock”).
- A surname.
- Any of a number of places in the U.S.A.
- A female given name taken up in the 20th century.
- 1971 E. L. Doctorow, The Book of Daniel, Random House (2007), ISBN 081297817X, page 42:
- She was a modern woman. "Rochelle!" I hear my grandma's taunt. "Imagine Rochelle!" And then in Yiddish: "Rachel is not good enough for her."