Italian, Polish, Russian diminutive of Angela
"angel or angelic"

Angelica Origin and Meaning

The name Angelica is a girl's name of Italian, Polish, Russian origin meaning "angel or angelic".

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.

# 635 in the US

Angelica Rank in US Top 1000

# 726 on Nameberry

Angelica Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Angelica Popularity

Famous People Named Angelica

  • (Maria Anna) Angelica Katharina KauffmanSwiss,Austrian painter
  • Angelica Schuyler Churchsister,in,law of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton
  • Angelica BridgesAmerican actress
  • Angelica Lee (born Lee Sinje), Malaysian Chinese actress/singer
  • Angelica MandyEnglish actress
  • Angelica PanganibanFilipina actress
  • Angelica AgurbashBelarusian singer
  • Angelica di SilvestriItalian,Dominican skier
  • Maud Angelica Behndaughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway
  • Mother Mary Angelica (born Rita Rizzo)Poor Clare nun and foundress of EWTN
  • Angelica Perezgay YouTube personality
  • Angelica Hamiltondaughter of U.S founding father Alexander Hamilton

Angelica in Pop Culture

  • Angelica Picklescharacter on 'Rugrats'
  • Angelicacharacter in the Sky Dancers series
  • "Angelica" song by Oliver
  • Angelicatype of flower
  • Angelica Turingcharacter in the Netflix show 'Sense8'
  • Angelica Schuylercharacter in the Broadway musical 'Hamilton', based on the real person