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Habitational or topographic name from places in France, La Rochelle, from Old French diminutive form of roche (rock).

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  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of a number of places in the USA.
  3. A female given name taken up in the 20th century.
    • 1971 E. L. Doctorow, The Book of Daniel, Random House (2007), →ISBN, 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."

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