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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. 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 variant forms: Andjelko, Ange, Angelino, Angell, Angelmo, Angelo, Angie, Angy, Aniol, Anjel, Anjelo, Anyoli, Ohngel, Ohnjel, Onjel, Onjello, Onnjel and Onnjelo.


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 name popularity of the name Angel for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Angel and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Angel and Angelo. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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


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