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Gender: Female Meaning of Angela: "angel" Origin of Angela: Latin Angela's Popularity in 2017: #234

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 Angel Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Girls".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Angela

Angela Dorothea Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Angela Faye Kinsey, American actress
Angela Bradburn-Spangler, American high jumper
Angela Brigid Lansbury, British-American-Irish actress
Angela Sarafyan, Armenian-American actress
Angela Yvonne Davis, American political activist
Angela Evelyn Bassett (Vance), American actress
Angela Lindvall, American model
Angela Carter, English novelist and short story writer
Angela Haynes, American tennis player
Angela Kang, American TV writer and producer
Angela Jennifer "AJ" Lambert Paparozzi, daughter of singer Nancy Sinatra; granddaughter of singer Frank Sinatra
Angela Gisela Brown, Princess of Liechtenstein, first person of known African origin to marry a member of a reigning European dynasty
Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist
Angela Michelle "Angie" Harmon, American actress
Angela Kay "Angie" Everhart, American model and actress
Angela Laverne Brown, birth name of Angie Stone, American soul singer-songwriter
Angela Kristine "Angie" Miller aka Zealyn, American singer-songwriter
Angela MacDonald "Angie" Best, English model; first wife of footballer George Best
Angela "Angie" Dickinson star of the hit 70's drama, Police Woman
Angela "Angie" Martinez, American radio host
Angela Margaret Thirkell, Anglo-Australian novelist
Angela Margaret Cartwright, Anglo-American actress
Angela aka Angelababy, stage name of Yang Ying, Chinese model, actress, and singer

Pop Culture References for the name Angela

Angela Shepard, character in That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton
Angela Noelle Martin Schrute, character on US TV series "The Office"
Angela Bower, character on TV's "Who's the Boss?"
Angela Montenegro, character on TV show "Bones"
Angela Chase, character on TV show "My So-Called Life"
Angela Hayes, character in film "American Beauty"
Angela Leath, beloved of Charley in "The Holly Tree" (Charles Dickens)
Angela Jafaar, TV personality from "All American Muslim"
Angela Roth, mother of Teen Titans' superheroine Raven
Angela Moore, character on the TV show "Boy Meets World"
Angela Petrelli, character on the show "Heroes"
Angela Li, school principal in animated series "Daria"
Angela Anaconda, Canadian cutout animation TV series
Angela McCourt, character in book/movie "Angela's Ashes"
Angela Hunter, character in the book "Generation Dead"
Angela Moss, character in "Mr. Robot"
Angela Chen, character in DC Universe
Angela, character in the Inheritance Cycle
Angela, character in Spawn and Marvel comics
Angela Castillo Soto, character in telenovela "Destinos"
Angela is a character in the Twilight Series
Angela Favorleigh, an extremely wealthy and snobby girl in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
Sister Mary Angela, character in the House Of Night series (PC Cast)
"Angela", Song by Bob James
"Angela", Song by Jarvis Cocker
"Angela", song by John Lennon
Dr Angela 'Mercy' Ziegler, Character from the video game 'Overwatch '
Angela 'Angie' Martinelli, Character from the TV show 'Agent Carter'
Angela Turner, daughter of Dr Patrick Turner and Sheila Turner in British TV Drama 'Call The Midwife'


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.