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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.

Suggested similar baby names are Anael, Ancell, Ansel, Ansell, Anselm and Anwel.

View a list of the 19 names that reference Angel.


Popularity of Angel

Angel is a very popular first name for males (#205 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2370 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Angel name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Angel with its variant forms and related boy baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Angel name in U.S.
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