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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 Kinsey, American actress
Angela Bradburn-Spangler, American high jumper
Angela Lansbury, English actress
Angela Sarafyan, American actress
Angela Davis, American political activist
Angela Bassett, American actress
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Angela Lindvall, American top model
Angela Jennifer "AJ" Lambert Paparozzi, daughter of Nancy Sinatra
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein (born Angela Gisela Brown), the first person of known African origin to marry a member of a reigning European dynasty.

Pop Culture References for the Name Angela

Angela Montenegro, TV show "Bones"
Angela Chase, 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, from the movie "Angela's Ashes"
Angela Hunter, character in the book "Generation Dead"
Angela, from the fantasy series "Inheritance Cycle"
Angela Castillo Soto, character in telenovela "Destinos"

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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)