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Gender: M Origin of Angel: Word name Angel's Popularity in 2016: #70

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, and its saintly associations might cause further problems. Angel is very popular with Latino families, bringing it into the Top 70 for boys--Number 323 for girls.

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.

Famous People Named Angel

Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
Angel D'Meza, Cuban baseball player
Angel Di Maria, Argentine footballer
Ernst Angel, Australian poet and psychologist
Angel Rubio, American NFL football player
Ángel Domingo López (Ruano), Spanish footballer
Ángel Valodia Matos (Fuentes), Cuban taekwondo athlete
Ángel Manuel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
(Luis) Ángel Cereceda Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter
Angel Medina, American pro wrestler
Angel Boi, American rapper
Angel Jesus Smith-Salgueiro, son of celebrity chef Art Smith
Ashley Parker Angel, American singer of boy band O-Town

Pop Culture References for the name Angel

Angel, a main character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" & spin-off "Angel"
Angel Batista, character on TV's "Dexter"
Angel Castillo de Valle, character in telenovela "Destinos"
Angel Clare, character in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
Angel Bunny, Fluttershy's pet bunny in the series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"
Angel Allegria, character in the book "The Killer's Tears"
Angel aka Warren Worthington III, character in the X-Men series
Angel Ruiz, character 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.

Angie, Angell

Angel's International Variations

Aingeal (Irish Gaelic) Aniol (Polish) Angaros (Persian) Angelov, Anzhel (Eastern European) Ange (French) Ángel (Spanish) Anshel (Yiddish) Angelo (Italian)