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 The older feminine form Angelis has been replaced by Angela, which became popular in Britain and America from the 18th century.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