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Gender: Female Meaning of Angela: "angel" Origin of Angela: Latin Angela's Popularity in 2018: #264

The name Angela is a girl's name of German, Italian, Greek origin meaning "angel". Angela is ranked #264 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Angel Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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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.

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

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Angela's International Variations

Fereshteh (Persian) Ange, Angele, Angeliki, Angelina (Greek) Angeline, Angelette, Angéle (French) Angelita, Angelia, Angeles, Angelina (Spanish) Erela, Erelah (Hebrew) Anakela (Hawaiian) Anhelina, (Russian)

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I started to think about this name recently. It was very overused for some time, and I have tended to prefer Angelica, personally. However, I do feel that it could be time to start considering Angela again. It's a lovely name, and I know that people have mixed feelings about Angie, but I do actually like that nickname.

Lourdes12 Says:


Angela will be the name of my next daughter. I just love that name.

furcorn9 Says:


Same. I had a teacher aid called Angela, and she was very mean.

Michaela Says:


I must admit, I'd love this name more if it wasn't for the people I already know named Angela.

Aethelflaed Says:


Angela was popular among British aristocrats in the early 20th century. The Queen Mother was Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, and the writer Angela Thirkell, born in 1890, was the granddaughter of Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones.