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What is the name 'Rochelle' when translated from French to English?

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June 23, 2012 1:34PM

The uncapitalized word "rochelle" means "mezzanine", but the capitalized name "Rochelle" does not exist in French, although it is present in the Atlantic port town of "La Rochelle". It comes from "roc" or "roche", meaning "rock", which is what La Rochelle's harbor is built upon.