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What does Angel mean?

Angel /an-gel/ as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' 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.

Associated with: greek, messenger (prophet), angel, good, pretty (beautiful), little, black


Angel has 3 variants: Ang, Angelea and Angle.

Affiliated girl name: Angela.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Anigel, Argel, ..

(male) Angelie, Anger, ..

How popular is Angel?

Angel is a very popular first name for females (#424 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1704 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Angel for girls. Angel was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #104 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #275 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Angel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Angel outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the girl name Angel and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Angel (#275 in 2014) ranked in the Top 2000 are Angela (#191 in 2014) and Angelea. These relations of Angel were popular with parents 44 years ago (adoption of 2.49%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.18%, 93%), with the form Angela becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Angel, Angela, Angelea in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Angela outside U.S.

Similar Names


Angel is alike in pronunciation to Aingeal, Angele, Angell, Angelle, Angil, Anjel, Anngil and Onnjel. Other suggested similar names are Abigel, Adel, Amel, Anabel, Ande, Andee, Andrel, Anela, Anet, Ange, Angelee, Angeles, Angeli, Angelia, Angella, Angelyn, Angie, Angila, Angla, Anglea, Angy, Aniela, Anjela, Anke, Anmol, Anne, Anner, Annes, Annet, Anngela, Anwen, Ariel and Aurel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Angel.