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Angel meaning and name origin
Angel \a-ngel, an-gel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl'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". Biblical: name for the spirit creatures sent by God to men as His messengers. The original Greek form Angelo is more popular now, as Angel is usually a girl's name (although in Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", a major male character is named Angel Clare.) Both forms are popular in Spanish-speaking countries. Jockey Angel Cordero.Angel has 18 variant forms: Andjelko, Ange, Angelino, Angell, Angelmo, Angelo, Angie, Angy, Aniol, Anjel, Anjelo, Anyoli, Ohngel, Ohnjel, Onjel, Onjello, Onnjel and Onnjelo.Baby names that sound like Angel are Anacleto, Engelbert and Ingelbert.
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Popularity of Angel
Angel is a very popular first name for men (#205 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2370 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Angel compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Angel only.