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Angel (girl)

What does Angel mean?

Angel Pronunciation of 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.

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

(male) Anger, ..

Middle name pairings:
Angel Monroe (A.M.), ..

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)

Angel was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #104 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #290 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Angel (#290 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000 are Angela (#220 in 2015) and Angelea. These relations of Angel were popular with parents 45 years ago (adoption of 2.49%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.16%, 94%), 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.

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