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Angel meaning and name origin
Angel \a-ngel, an-gel\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Angel), is pronounced AHN-hail, AIN-jel. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Angel is "messenger; messenger of God". Derived from the Church Latin name Angelus, from Greek "angelos". The influence of the word "angel" makes the name an affectionate term of address for a good (or pretty) little girl. Angel is common as an American Black girl's name.
Angel has 3 variant forms: Ang, Angelea and Angle.
For more information, see also the related name Angela.
Baby names that sound like Angel are Anjel, Angil, Angell, Angeli and Angele.
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Popularity of Angel
Angel is a very popular first name for women (#424 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2370 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Angel for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Angel with its variant forms and related girl baby names.