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What does Angela mean?

Angela \a-nge-la, an-gela\ as a girls' 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 The older feminine form Angelis has been replaced by Angela, which became popular in Britain and America from the 18th century.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.


Variations

Angela has 47 variants: 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, Annijilla, Annjela, Gelya and Tangela.

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


Popularity

Angela is a very prominent first name for females (#29 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#66029 out of 88799, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Angela for girls. Angela reached its peak position of #7 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #191. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Angela and affiliated names. Angel (#275 a year ago), Angeles, Angelia, Angelica (#437), Angelina (#153), Angeline (#847), Angelique (#413), Angelita, Angie (#550), Anjelica, Evangeline (#276) and Tangela are the popular varying forms of Angela (#191 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity in 2007 and are somewhat less popular today, with the forms Angelia, Angeline, Angelita, Angie and Anjelica falling out of style. The most fashionable baby names among these are Angel (#275), Angela (#191), Angelina (#153), Angelique (#413) and Evangeline (#276), with Angelina and Evangeline enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth 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 Angela, Angelica, Angelina outside U.S.


Similar Names

Angela is alike in pronunciation to Angelea. Other recommended similar baby names are Anakela, Angle and Anselma. These names tend to be less commonly used than Angela.

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