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.
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 or last name for all people (#2370 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Angel for girls. Angel reached its highest rank of #104 in the U.S. in 2001. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Angel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Angela (#191) and Angel (#275). (2014 statistics).
Angel is also pronounced similarly 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 commonly used than Angel.