AYN-jel (Eng); AN-hel (Sp)
Spanish and English

Angel Origin and Meaning

The name Angel is a boy's name meaning "angel".

Angel is a perennial Hispanic boys’ 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. Angel is very popular, and very traditionally masculine, in the Latino community.

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.

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Famous People Named Angel

  • Ángel CabreraArgentine golfer
  • Angel D'MezaCuban baseball player
  • Angel Di MariaArgentine footballer
  • Ernst AngelAustralian poet and psychologist
  • Angel RubioAmerican NFL football player
  • Ángel Domingo López (Ruano)Spanish footballer
  • Ángel Valodia Matos (Fuentes)Cuban taekwondo athlete
  • Ángel Manuel PagánPuerto Rican baseball player
  • (Luis) Ángel Cereceda ParraChilean singer,songwriter
  • Angel MedinaAmerican pro wrestler
  • Angel BoiAmerican rapper
  • Angel Jesus SmithSalgueiro, son of celebrity chef Art Smith
  • Ashley Parker AngelAmerican singer of boy band O,Town

Angel in Pop Culture

  • Angelcharacter in TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and spin,off "Angel"
  • Angel Batistacharacter on TV's "Dexter"
  • Angel Castillo de Vallecharacter in telenovela "Destinos"
  • Angel Clarecharacter in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
  • Angel BunnyFluttershy's pet bunny in the series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"
  • Angel Allegriacharacter in the book "The Killer's Tears"
  • Angel aka Warren Worthington IIIcharacter in the X,Men series
  • Angel Ruizcharacter in Barbara Kingsolver's book "The Bean Trees"
  • Angel Aristotle Mendoza "Aristotle/Ari" character in the Young Adult book, "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe," by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Angel Dumott Schunardcharacter from RENT
  • Angel Dustcharacter in the animated series "Hazbin Hotel"

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