What does Angel mean?
Angel \a-ngel, 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Angela.
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.