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Portrait of a 5 day old newborn baby. He is wearing a Cupid costume with angel wings. Infant sleeps on a blue bedspread.


Angel is a boy's name in the Latin culture; however, it is a unisex name in the United States. The name Angel has grown in recent years for boys as the popularity of the show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” grew. Likewise, as the Latin population in America has grown, so has the use of the name.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Angel :

Angel is a sweet-sounding name of Greek origin meaning “messenger” or “messenger of God.”

Angel is traditionally a boy's name but is also used for girls. It is derived from the Latin name Angelus, which is in turn derived from the Greek word angelos (meaning “messenger”). The word angel used in the Bible gives the name Angel a more divine meaning, which is “messenger of God.”

Symbolism of the Name Angel:

The name Angel is derived from the heavenly creature that acted as a messenger of God. Angels, angel wings, and the color white are symbols of this divinely inspired name.

Nicknames for the Name Angel:

Angel is an adorable name that is perfect for boys and girls. Below is a list of nicknames for the name Angel. Some of these nicknames are more feminine than others. There is a mix of masculine and feminine nicknames because Angel is a unisex name.

Baby name Angel


Style of the Name Angel:


Gender of the Name Angel:

In the Latin community, Angel is a male name. However, in the United States, it is commonly used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the Name Angel


Syllables in the Name Angel:


Emotion Evoked from the Name Angel :

The baby name Angel evokes a feeling of a spiritual or heavenly presence or a beautiful or well-behaved child.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Angel:

  • Angell
  • Angail
  • Anjel
  • Anjelle
  • Angelle

Popularity of the Name Angel:

According to the Social Security Administration index, 2001 was the most popular year for baby girls named Angel with a total of 3080 and the name has never ranked in the top 100. For boys named Angel, the most popular year was 2006 with 11,597 births. In 2006 it ranked number 30 in most popular baby names and had dropped to 76 by 2020.

Great Middle Names for Angel and Their Meanings:

  • Augustin (great, magnificent)
  • Augustus (majestic dignity, grandeur)
  • Leigh (delicate, meadow)
  • Nicole (people of victory)
  • Lynn (waterfall)
  • Renee (reborn or born again)
  • Hope (positive expectations)
  • Faith (confidence, trust, belief)

Famous People with the Name Angel:

  • Angel Di Maria (Soccer player)
  • Angel Hernandez (Baseball player)
  • Angel Pagan (Baseball player)
  • Angel Rivera (Business executive)

People with the Name Angel in Movies/Pop Culture:

Angel was the love interest in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” a television series from 1997-2003.

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