The name Angelica is a girl's name of Italian, Polish, Russian origin meaning "angel or angelic". Angelica is ranked #540 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Angel Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop two, add one Girls names".
From the experts:
Angelica is by far the choicest form of the angelic names -- more delicate than Angelina, more feminine than Angel, more modern than Angela. But though Angelica is so lacy and poetic, it lags behind the bolder Angelina (probably for obvious reasons).
Angelica was introduced to England from Italy in the seventeenth cenury, and is heard in early poetry and plays, including Romeo and Juliet. Angelica Schuyler, played by Renee Elise Goldsberry, is one of the most appealing characters in Broadway sensation Hamilton.
Anjelica is a variant spelling, as in Anjelica Huston.
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