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Meaning and name origin

Angela \a-nge-la, an-gela\ as a girl's name is pronounced AN-je-lah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Angela is "messenger; angel, messenger of God". From Church Latin, a feminine form of the boy's name Angelus. The older feminine form Angelis has been replaced by Angela, which became popular in Britain and America from the 18th century. The word "angel" is also used as an affectionate term for a good (or pretty) girl. Angie is the pet form; Aingeal is the Irish Gaelic version. Actresses Angela Lansbury, Angelis Dickinson, Angela Bassett, Angelina Jolie, Angie Harmon.

Angela has 47 variant forms: Aingeal, Andjelija, Andjelka, Ange, Angel, Angele, Angelee, Angelena, Angelene, Angeles, Angeleta, Angeli, Angelia, Angelica, Angelika, Angeliki, Angelina, Angeline, Angelique, Angelita, Angell, Angella, Angelle, Angellina, Angelyn, Angelynn, Angie, Angil, Angila, Angla, Anglea, Angy, Angyola, Aniela, Anjel, Anjela, Anjelica, Anjelika, Anjewela, Anngela, Anngil, Anngilla, Anngiola, Annjela, Annijilla, Gelya and Tangela.

For more information, see also related girl names Anela, Dangelis, Evangeline and Onnjel.


Popularity

Angela is a very popular first name for females (#29 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#66029 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Angela for girls (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Angela name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Angela and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ange, Angel, Angela, Angeles, Angelia, Angelica, Angelina, Angeline, Angelique, Angelita, Angie, Anjelica, Evangeline and Tangela. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Angel, Angela, Angeles, Angelia, Angelica, Angelina, Angeline, Angelique, Angelita, Angie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anjelica, Evangeline, Tangela in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ange, Angel, Angela, Angelica, Angelina outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Angeline, Angelique, Angie outside U.S.


Similar Names

Angela is also pronounced similarly to Angelea. Other suggested similar baby names are Anakela, Angle and Anselma. These names tend to be less commonly used than Angela.

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