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pinWhat does Angel mean?

Angel /an-gel/ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' 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. Literary: 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 variants: Andjelko, Ange, Angelino, Angell, Angelmo, Angelo, Angie, Angy, Aniol, Anjel, Anjelo, Anyoli, Ohngel, Ohnjel, Onjel, Onjello, Onnjel and Onnjelo.

Kreatif forms: Angelau, Auangel, Augel. [more]

pinHow popular is Angel?

Angel is a very prominent first name for men (#205 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1704 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Angel for boys. Angel entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #31 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is currently at #67. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Angel and associated names. Angelo (#315 2 years ago) is the only other popular variation form of Angel (#67 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000. These forms of Angel were favored as baby names in the year 2005 (average #144) and are somewhat less conventional today (#191, 5.4%). Angel is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Angelo appears to be becoming a favorite too. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Angel, Angelo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Angel and related baby names outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Anael, Ancell, Ansel, Ansell, Anselm and Anwel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Angel.