Rochelle \r(o)-chelle, roch(el)-le\ as a girl's name is pronounced roh-SHELL. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Rochelle is "little rock; rest". May be based on the French place name of La Rochelle. Also feminine variant of Rocco (Italian). Saint Rocco (14th century) was a pilgrim and healer.
For more information, see also the related name Rachel.