The name Angela is a girl's name of German, Italian, Greek origin meaning "angel". Angela is ranked #234 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Magical Christmas Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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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.