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Angela 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 The older feminine form Angelis has been replaced by Angela, which became popular in Britain and America from the 18th century.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 names Anela, Dangelis, Evangeline and Onnjel.

Angela is also pronounced similarly to Angelea. Other suggested similar baby names are Anakela, Angle and Anselma.

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Popularity of Angela

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 names popularity of Angela name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Angela with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


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

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

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