Angel is a boy 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 of the Name Angel :

Greek Angelos: Messenger
New Testament Greek: Messenger of God or divine messenger

Origin of the Name Angel:

Derived from the Greek word Angelos (Messenger) then changing to Angelus in medieval Latin culture.

Symbolism of the Name Angel:

A heavenly creature that acted as a messenger of God

Baby name Angel

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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

Nicknames for the Name Angel:

Angelic, Angelica, Angelo, Angelos

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.

Related Names for the Name Angel:

Angela, Angelo, Angelica, Angelos, Angelus

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.