Angelica

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Gender: F Meaning of Angelica: "angel or angelic" Origin of Angelica: Italian, Polish, Russian diminutive of Angela Angelica's Popularity in 2015: #425

Angelica is by far the choicest form of the angelic names -- more delicate than Angelina, more feminine than Angel, more modern than Angela. But though Angelica is so lacy and poetic, it lags behind the bolder Angelina (probably for obvious reasons).

Angelica was introduced to England from Italy in the seventeenth cenury, and is heard in early poetry and plays, including Romeo and Juliet. Angelica Schuyler, played by Renee Elise Goldsberry, is one of the most appealing characters in Broadway sensation Hamilton.

Anjelica is a variant spelling, as in Anjelica Huston.

Famous People Named Angelica

(Maria Anna) Angelica Katharina Kauffman, Swiss-Austrian painter
Angelica Schuyler Church, of the prominent New York political family
Angelica Bridges, American actress
Angelica Lee (born Lee Sin-je), Malaysian Chinese actress/singer
Angelica Mandy, English actress
Angelica Panganiban, Filipina actress
Angelica Agurbash, Belarusian singer
Maud Angelica Behn, daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway
Mother Mary Angelica (born Rita Rizzo), Poor Clare nun and foundress of EWTN

Pop Culture References for the name Angelica

Angelica Pickles, less-than-angelic character on animated series 'Rugrats'
Angelica, a type of flower
Angelica is a character in the Sky Dancers line of toys and DVDs
Angelica Schuyler, character in the musical 'Hamilton'
"Angelica," song by Oliver

Angelica's International Variations

Angelika (German) Angélique (French)