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Gender: M Origin of Angel: Word name Angel's Popularity in 2014: #67

Angel is a perennial Hispanic male name, but it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer that brought it into the Anglo-male camp, where it's now heard more frequently, though it still poses some gender confusion, and its saintly associations might cause further problems. Angel is very popular with Latino families, bringing it into the Top 70 for boys--Number 275 for girls.

Other notable associations: the husband in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, a recent character on Dexter--and any number of worthy baseball player namesakes.

Famous People Named Angel

Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
Angel D'Meza, Cuban baseball player
Angel Di Maria, Argentine footballer
Ernst Angel, Australian poet and psychologist
Angel Rubio, American NFL football player
Ángel Domingo López (Ruano), Spanish footballer
Ángel Valodia Matos (Fuentes), Cuban taekwondo athlete
Ángel Manuel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
(Luis) Ángel Cereceda Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter
Angel Medina, American pro wrestler
Angel Boi, American rapper
Angel Jesus Smith-Salgueiro, son of celebrity chef Art Smith
Ashley Parker Angel, American singer, songwriter, and actor who rose to fame with the boy band O-Town
Lyric Lennon Parker-Angel, American actor and son of Ashley Parker Angel

Pop Culture References for the name Angel

Angel, character on TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" & spin-off "Angel" played by actor David Boreanaz
Angel, male character from "Rent"
Angel Batista, character on "Dexter"
Angel Castillo de Valle, character in telenovela "Destinos"
Angel Clare, character in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
Angel Bunny, Fluttershy's pet bunny in the series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"
Angel Allegria, character in the book "The Killer's Tears"

Angie, Angell

Angel's International Variations

Aingeal (Irish Gaelic) Aniol (Polish) Angaros (Persian) Angelov, Anzhel (Eastern European) Ange (French) Ángel (Spanish) Anshel (Yiddish) Angelo (Italian)