|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.