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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 (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 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 (2014 statistics).
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. (2014 statistics).
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