Angela Origin and Meaning

The name Angela is a girl's name of German, Italian, Greek origin meaning "angel".

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. Today, though, Angelina or Angelica would be more fashionable options.

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

# 226 in the US

Angela Rank in US Top 1000

# 985 on Nameberry

Angela Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Angela Popularity

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Famous People Named Angela

  • Angela Dorothea MerkelChancellor of Germany
  • Angela Faye KinseyAmerican actress
  • Angela BradburnSpangler, American high jumper
  • Angela Brigid LansburyBritish,American,Irish actress
  • Angela SarafyanArmenian,American actress
  • Angela Yvonne DavisAmerican political activist
  • Angela Evelyn Bassett (Vance)American actress
  • Angela LindvallAmerican model
  • Angela CarterEnglish novelist and short story writer
  • Angela HaynesAmerican tennis player
  • Angela KangAmerican TV writer and producer
  • Angela Jennifer "AJ" Lambert Paparozzidaughter of singer Nancy Sinatra; granddaughter of singer Frank Sinatra
  • Angela Gisela BrownPrincess of Liechtenstein, first person of known African origin to marry a member of a reigning European dynasty
  • Angela Georgina BurdettCoutts, Baroness Burdett,Coutts, English philanthropist
  • Angela Michelle "Angie" HarmonAmerican actress
  • Angela Kay "Angie" EverhartAmerican model and actress
  • Angela Laverne Brownbirth name of Angie Stone, American soul singer,songwriter
  • Angela Kristine "Angie" Miller aka ZealynAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Angela MacDonald "Angie" BestEnglish model; first wife of footballer George Best
  • Angela "Angie" Dickinson star of the hit 70's dramaPolice Woman
  • Angela "Angie" MartinezAmerican radio host
  • Angela Margaret ThirkellAnglo,Australian novelist
  • Angela Margaret CartwrightAnglo,American actress
  • Angela aka Angelababystage name of Yang Ying, Chinese model, actress, and singer
  • Angela WatsonAmerican actress, former model from ABC TGIF sitcom "Step by Step"
  • Angela White(b. 1985) Adult actress

Angela in Pop Culture

  • Angela Shepardcharacter in That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton
  • Angela Noelle Martin Schrutecharacter on US TV series "The Office"
  • Angela Bowercharacter on TV's "Who's the Boss?"
  • Angela Montenegrocharacter on TV show "Bones"
  • Angela Chasecharacter on TV show "My So,Called Life"
  • Angela Hayescharacter in film "American Beauty"
  • Angela Leathbeloved of Charley in "The Holly Tree" (Charles Dickens)
  • Angela JafaarTV personality from "All American Muslim"
  • Angela Rothmother of Teen Titans' superheroine Raven
  • Angela Moorecharacter on the TV show "Boy Meets World"
  • Angela Petrellicharacter on the show "Heroes"
  • Angela Lischool principal in animated series "Daria"
  • Angela AnacondaCanadian cutout animation TV series
  • Angela McCourtcharacter in book/movie "Angela's Ashes"
  • Angela Huntercharacter in the book "Generation Dead"
  • Angela Mosscharacter in "Mr. Robot"
  • Angela Chencharacter in DC Universe
  • Angelacharacter in the Inheritance Cycle
  • Angelacharacter in Spawn and Marvel comics
  • Angela Castillo Sotocharacter in telenovela "Destinos"
  • Angela is a character in the Twilight Series
  • Angela Favorleighan extremely wealthy and snobby girl in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
  • Sister Mary Angelacharacter in the House Of Night series (PC Cast)
  • "Angela"Song by Bob James
  • "Angela"Song by Jarvis Cocker
  • "Angela"song by John Lennon
  • Dr Angela 'Mercy' ZieglerCharacter from the video game 'Overwatch '
  • Angela 'Angie' MartinelliCharacter from the TV show 'Agent Carter'
  • Angela Julienne Turnerdaughter of Dr Patrick Turner and ShelaghTurner in British TV Drama 'Call The Midwife'
  • Angela Vicariomain character in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novella "Chronicle of a Death Foretold"