What 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.
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How 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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Angel for boys. Angel reached its peak rank of #31 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is currently at #64. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the history of the boy name Angel and associated names. Angelo (#298 a year ago) and Anjel are the popular variation forms of Angel (#64 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Angel were favored as baby names in the year 2006 (average #763) and are somewhat less conventional today (#787, ▼39%). Angelo is the most trendy birth name here.
Suggested similar names are Aage, Abdel, Abel▲, Abiel, Abyel, Acel, Adael, Adeel, Adel, Adiel, Airel, Aksel, Alger, Algey, Amel, Amiel, Amyel, Anael, Ancell, Ander, Angus, Anker, Anse, Ansel, Ansell, Anselm, Antal, Anteo, Antol, Anwel, Anwell, Anwil, Anwyl, Ardel, Arel, Ariel▲, Arnel, Aryel, Asael, Asiel, Askel, Aurel, Avel, Aviel, Avrel, Avyel, Axel▲, Nagel, Nigel, Nygel and Rigel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Angel.See names in meaning and etymology.