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Gender: F Meaning of Angela: "angel" Origin of Angela: Latin Angela's Popularity in 2013: #196

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Widely used through most of the twentieth century, Angela is still at Number 196, though for many Angelina and Angelica are the preferred versions now. Angela was a Top 10 name from 1965 to 1979, the fifth most popular name for three years, and staying in the double digits until the turn of the 21st century.

Angela has a number of notable namesakes, including activist Angela Davis, German Chancellor Merkel, and actresses Lansbury, Bassett and Kinsey.

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Famous People Named Angela

Angela Dorothea Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Angela Faye Kinsey, American actress
Angela Bradburn-Spangler, American high jumper
Angela Brigid Lansbury, English actress
Angela Sarafyan, American actress
Angela Davis, American political activist
Angela Evelyn Bassett (Vance), American actress
Angela Lindvall, American model
Angela Carter, English novelist and short story writer
Angela Haynes, American tennis player
Angela Jennifer "AJ" Lambert Paparozzi, daughter of Nancy Sinatra
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein (born Angela Gisela Brown), first person of known African origin to marry a member of a reigning European dynasty
Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist

Pop Culture References for the Name Angela

Angela Noelle Martin Schrute, character on TV's "The Office," played by Angela Kinsey
Angela Bower, character on TV's "Who's the Boss?"
Angela Montenegro, character on TV show "Bones"
Angela Chase, character on TV show "My So-Called Life"
Angela Leath, beloved of Charley in "The Holly Tree" (Charles Dickens)
Angela Jafaar, TV personality from "All American Muslim"
Angela Moore, character on the TV show "Boy Meets World"
Angela Petrelli, character on the show "Heroes"
Angela Li, school principal in animated series "Daria"
Angela Anaconda, Canadian cutout animation TV series
Angela McCourt, character in book/movie "Angela's Ashes"
Angela Hunter, character in the book "Generation Dead"
Angela, character in the Inheritance Cycle
Angela, character in Spawn and Marvel comics
Angela Castillo Soto, character in telenovela "Destinos"
Angela is a character in the Twilight Series
Sister Mary Angela, character in the House Of Night series (PC Cast)
"Angela", Song by Bob James
"Angela", Song by Jarvis Cocker
"Angela", song by John Lennon

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Angela's International Variations

Angeline, Angelette, Angéle (French) Ange, Angele, Angeliki, Angelina (Greek) Anakela (Hawaiian) Erela, Erelah (Hebrew) Fereshteh (Persian) Anhelina, Angelina (Russian) Angelita, Angelia, Angeles, Angelina (Spanish)