|Pronunciation||📣 \a-nge-la, an-gela\|
|Number in U.S||👶 668,000|
|Rate in 2021||548|
|Name origin||🌍 English|
Meaning and originality:
Angela is the female version of Angelus which means ‘angel’. The classical Greek word “Angelos” used to mean ‘messenger’ after the Bible adopted the complete meaning of the messenger of God. Angela became popular in the United States and the UK in the 18th century. Because this name has been present all over Europe, it does not sound like it belongs to a specific country. In that sense, it is a very rare case of a name that is truly universal.
Here are some famous people named Angela:
Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany)
Angela Alioto (politician)
Angela Bassett (Actress)
What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name her Angela?
You are a pioneer, a person who is ahead of his/her time. By using your intelligence and brightness you will reach a lot of success. You are a master builder. Other people respect you and consider you to be the authority on many different subjects. One of your flaws is that you can be stubborn at times.
Knowledge is your purpose. You take analyzing very seriously and try to look at everything in depth. You are very good at solving mental and physical riddles. You prefer scientific facts over hypothetical matters. You tend to be shy and reserved. It might be hard for you to trust other people. You have a gift of intuition, use it well.
You are loyal to your ambitions and desires. You are Independent, creative, a freethinker, and have strong leadership potential. You would like to take control of matters and stick to your primary ideas. It is possible for you to be impulsive.
How do people react to you?
People believe that you are a generous person who has a lot of compassion for others. You make people feel comfortable. People tend to depend on you. You are not bothered by fashion; it is even possible to say that, at times, you tend to be a shabby dresser. People look at you as a mother figure.
Lucky colors: All shades of gray and bright blues
Lucky day(s): Thursday
In the 20th century, Angela had moderate levels of usage, but from the mid-1900s, it started to become more popular and gain more frequency. In 1956, Angela succeeded in making it among the top 100 most popular female names in the U.S. By the end of the 1960s, Angela was actually among the top 10 names. The height of popularity for Angela happened between 1974 and 1977. During those years Angela occupied the 5th position among the most popular female names. In the past 30 years, however, Angela lost a lot of its popularity and it actually slipped from the list of the top 100 female names. In 2002 Angelina, another version of this name surpassed Angela in the charts.
What does Angela mean?
The meaning of the name Angela is "the messenger of God". It is the female version of Angel which means "messenger".
Origin of the name Angela
The origin of the name Angela comes from Greek roots. It comes from the name "agelos" which means messenger.
Diminutives and variations of the name Angela
Some of the diminutives of Angela are:
Lina, Anzhelina, Angie, Angelien
Personality of the name Angeles
People named Angela tend to have an intense life and like to be in contact with other people. They need the support of their family and surround themselves with loved ones.
They give themselves a lot in love and see it as something heavenly. They are demanding and do not settle for just anything. The demand can create frustration for them since high expectations are generated and they may not find the perfection they are looking for in a person.
In health, the name Angela tells us that they are people who usually have a lot of energy and a strong health. They usually need exercise to expel the energy that is left over. This strength makes them feel safe to face their lives.
Celebrities named Angela
Angela Yvonne Davis: is a Marxist politician, African-American activist and emeritus professor of philosophy at the United States.
Angela Merkel: German politician.
Angela Ponce: Known for being the first transgender woman to become Miss Universe Spain and compete in Miss Universe in 2018.
Angelina Jolie: Actress , model, philanthropist, voice actress, director, screenwriter, and women's rights activist. American and of Cambodian origin.
Angela's saint's day
Angela's saint's day is October 2.
Numerology of the name Angela
According to numerology, the number associated with the name Angela is the number 3.
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0o0o0mg goodness almost all my friends name are Angela. I really like this name! I wish my name was Monique or Shanell. Anyways I really love this name...y is there so many Angela's?? lol.z
I love my name. I was named after Angela Davis. Doesn't matter whether you call me Ang, Ange, Angie or Angela. It all still equals Angela to me!
I have a bestfriend named Angela. She's really fun, simple, pretty and really smart. She can be shy sometimes, but she is the BEST FRIEND EVERRR!! She has a nickname but It's not really common. Her nickname is Gelay pronounced like 'jel-ay. Sometimes, I call her Gel. Awesome name I would say.
I love my name, Angela. Growing up, there were several Angelas, but we always went by Angie (I still do). It's easy to spell and not so common anymore, but I think It's timeless and feminine.
I love my name my dad wanted to name me Angel but mom decided Angela sounded better my dad still calls me Angel.
I like my name Angela. Everyone knows how to pronounce it. My brother calls me Ang and my uncle always calls me Angelina. My middle name is Joy.
i absolutely love the name angela. i also work in childcare and help take care of a little girl with the same name.
I like my name - It's common enough that people know how to spell it and pronounce it, but I rarely meet other Angelas. I HATE being called Angie though, which lots of men insist on calling me for some reason.
i love my name alot. ive never met any other angelas before so its kinda sweet
I absolutely love the name Angela. It exudes beauty and intelligence and is simply mesmerizing.
I don't like being called Angie so everyone calls me Angel.
My name is Angela and i've always liked it. Most of my family just calls me Ang, which I don't mind...It's kind of endearing! i've gone by Angie for years as i've always preferred that name. i've never had trouble with mispronounciations or misspellings!
Angela (which is my name) is the absolute best name! My mom named me Angela because she went to school with an Angela who everybody called Angel. My mom thought it would be cool to call me Angel too...but she'said I never acted like an Angel. LOL! The only problem with Angela is there are WAY TOO MANY of us.
My name is Angela and i've always loved it. I was named after aunt's daugther that passed away when she was a baby'so my name is very special to me. My name also mean "heavenly messenger" so I try to live up to it and be in tune to the things of GOD.
My name is Angela. I love the name because my parenys thought I was God's Messenger. What surprised me is that I only met 3 or 4 Angela's. BEcause it is in the 21st century I am not surprised that the name is not so popular anymore.
I always loved this name! It is my sisters name and it fits her perfectly!
MY Name is Angela and i like it but now there are too many people with that name but i still like it because people call me Angelay or Angie
The most beautiful name in the world! I love It'so much i gave it to my baby girl, She is now 17 years old! Every time i hear it i still get such a feeling,i just love It'so so much,It's really really beautiful,just like my Farrah! And such beautiful meanings too - happiness,joyful,princess,joy! I JUST LOVE It'sO SO MUCH x
I was born in the 50's and it was a popular name then. I am called Angi but hate being called Ange!
i love it because i can be called, Angela, Ang, Angie, or Ann. I use to not like my name but now i love it. It also means "angel" which make me feel special
i love my name! however, it is inevitable that new acquaintances will either call me "angie" at some point and i prefer "ange", "angelina" or any other of 10 derivative pet-names. also, i've never been'the only angela in any circle of friends...but it is classic and i'll never get tired of it.
I love my name Angela too. It'seems so special- I feel and act as an angel, and feel close to God.
My name is Angela and Im now happy with my name. I was given'the name as I was born on the feast day of St Angela Merici (27th Jan) and according to my mum looked like a little Angel too. At school I was Angie and now Im older family call me Angela and friends call me mostly Ange. Like my name and love the'stones song Angie too.
I like my name, i've only known one other Angela-is that weird?
A girl in my 5th grade class was named Angela Marie. She was pretty nice though she was kind of a bad kid. Oh well. But I really like the name!
My name is Angela,and I can't imagine having any other name. i've always felt like it fit me well. Despite it being VERY common, I haven't known more than a few other Angela's in my 38 years, and I was born in 1993 which was one of many years that Angela was in the top 10 most common names. My middle name is Amber, and it has a nice rhythm to it with both my maiden name as well as my married name.
My name is Angela Marie. My mom liked Angela and my dad liked Marie. They ended up calling me Marie. I like Marie much better. There were always other Angelas in school so I am glad I didn't have to compete. I don't like the nicknames Angie either. In college it was sometimes easier to just go by Angela for certain classes instead of having to explain to the professor.
I love my name angela too! coincidence, my dad also named me after the rolling stones song angie.
My name is angela and my middle name is marie. I have always loved my name, everyone is saying that its such a popular name but ive always been'the only Angela in my grade haha.
My name is Angela and I love it. It's universal, easy to pronounce and classic.