Angel Names: 25 heavenly names for your little cherub
Most of us are familiar with the names of at least a few angels—after all, archangels Michael and Gabriel and to a lesser extent Raphael, have had widespread and long-lasting popularity over the years.
But there is a profusion of other angelic creatures whose names are not as well known. Thought of as messengers of light, angels are seen as reflecting God’s radiance. There are Biblical angels, seraphim and cherubs, and guardian angels who oversee various days, months, Zodiac signs, natural elements and virtues. There are angels in Persian and other Eastern religions and mythologies, and angels in works of fiction.
Then of course there is the whole family of straightforward Angel names–Angela, Angelica, Angelo, et al, that mean ‘angel’ or ‘messenger’; Evangeline, whose meaning, ‘good messenger’ relates to angel, and Seraphina, which is derived from the word seraphim.
Here are 25 angel names from a range of sources you might consider for your baby girl or boy.
Abraxos – ancient name attributed to an angel
Arael – angel of birds
Cael –an angel ruling over the Zodiac sign of Cancer
Calliel — a throne angel invoked to bring prompt help over adversity
Charoum – angel of silence
Dabria – one of five angels who transcribed the books that the Hebrew prophet Ezra dictated
Dara – angel of rains and rivers in Persian mythology
Dina – guardian angel of learning and wisdom
Ezriel—an angel’s name discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Hariel — the archangel who rules over December, the dawn and Capricorn; also the angel of tame animals and ruler of science and the arts
Irin – the name of twin angels who constitute the supreme judgment of the heavenly court
Janiel – angel ruling Tuesday and the east wind
Javan – the guardian angel of Greece
Kemuel – chief of the seraphim who stands at the window of heaven
Nabu – a recording angel in heaven
Nitika – Native American name meaning angel of precious stones
Rabia – one of the ten angels accompanying the sun on its daily course
Rachiel – angel who rules Venus and governs sexuality
Raziel – an archangel who guards the secrets of the universe, the angel of mysteries
Sarea – another of the five angels who transcribed the books the prophet Ezra dictated
Tariel—the angel of summer
Zaniel – angel who rules Mondays and the sign of Libra
Do you have a favorite angel name of your own?