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".
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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.