Angela

Pronunciation: a-hnge-hla-h
Origin: Italy
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Angela is a girl's name with Greek and Latin roots, meaning "messenger" or "messenger of God". The name is derived from the Greek word "Angelos," which translates to "angel" and has since acquired its "messenger of God" definition from the Bible. Angela is also a shortened version of the Greek name 'Angelos,' meaning 'messenger' or 'angel'. In Greek mythology, Angelos was a heavenly messenger who acted as a bridge between the gods and humans. The name Angela has a variety of meanings and origins in different cultures and languages. It is derived from the Italian word 'Angelo,' which means 'angel'. In Spanish, Angela is a shortened form of 'Angelica,' which means 'angelic'. The name shares many spin-offs like Angelina and Angelica, or you can opt for Angie as an adorable nickname. The name Angela became popular in Europe, particularly in Italy and Spain, during the Medieval Ages and grew more popular in English-speaking countries, especially the US, with European settlers in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Angela Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Angela is currently #422 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Angela is currently #227 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Angela is currently #417 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Angela is currently #227 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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