What does Angel mean?
Angel /an-gel/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Angela.Kreatif forms: Algel, Anigel. [more]
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Angel for girls. Angel was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #104 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #275 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Angel and associated names. The only other prominent variation form of Angel (#275 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 is Angela (#191 in 2014). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2001 (usage of 0.9095%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.767%, down 15.7%). Angel (#275) and Angela (#191) are two of the more chic baby names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Angel▲ is alike in pronunciation to Aingeal, Angele, Angell, Angelle, Angil, Anjel and Anngil. Other suggested similar baby names are Ange, Angelee, Angeles, Angeli, Angelia▼, Angella, Angelyn, Angila, Angla, Anglea, Anjela and Anngela. These names tend to be less frequently used than Angel.