Angel 🔥

Gender: Male Pronunciation: AYN-jel (Eng); AN-hel (Sp) Meaning of Angel: "angel" Origin of Angel: Spanish and English Angel's Popularity in 2019: #72

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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Rank in US: #72

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Famous People Named Angel

Pop Culture References for the name Angel

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)


Viviennethenaturegirl Says:


I can't imagine a Angel that is a murder.

TechnoKitten Says:


Imagine a prisoner called Angel or a murderer

Lena_Aline Says:


I love this name for boys! Sad it's so popular. . .

RoddyThlayli Says:


I'm a pretty hardcore Angel and Buffy fan, so I'm not sure I'd use this, but I do really like it!

indiefendi2 Says:


I have a step-cousin named Angel but and I like Angel for a boy accept I much prefer Angelo. Angelo is my #1 choice for a boy.

MarieLalie Says:


In spanish speaking countries (including Spain) is a boy's name. Never heard Angel used in a girl before. It's Angela for a girl in spanish speaking countries

That Creepy Stalker Named Tess Says:


I knew a guy named Angel, but he pronounced the j with an "h" sound.

DearestJules Says:


I never realized how popular this name was for boys. I've never met a boy named Angel before.