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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 2014: #437

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.

Anjelica is a variant spelling, as in Anjelica Huston.

Famous People Named Angelica

(Maria Anna) Angelica Katharina Kauffman, Swiss-Austrian painter
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
Angelica Schuyler Church, sister-in-law to founding father Alexander Hamilton and beloved sister of Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler Hamilton, co-founder of New York City's first orphanage

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's International Variations

Angelika (German) AngÉlique (French)