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Angela

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Meaning and origin
Angela is a Greek girl name. The meaning of the name is `heavenly messenger `.


Where is it used?
The name Angela is mainly used in English, Italian, German and in Romanian.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Aniela (In Polish)
Aingeal (In Irish)
Angelia (In English)
Andela (In Czech)


In combination with other names:
In Italian: Mariangela (F)
In Italian: Rosangela (F)


See also
In Spanish: Angelita (F)
In Spanish: ángela
In French: Angele
In French: Angeline (F)
In English and in Italian: Angelina (F)
In English: Angie (F)


What Angela`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Beautiful name! Unique, sweet.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Some people call you Ann? I hate Greeks! It has a greek origin!!! UGH
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    then it would be Victoria :3
    Extra information:
    Cool name!
  2. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Its beautiful
    The worst thing about the name:
    People spell it wrong or different
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I won't be me
    Extra information:
  3. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Being a messenger of God is amazing
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    Not Shaniqua for sure lol
    Extra information:
    I absolutely love my name!
  4. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Is very uniqe and lovly
    The worst thing about the name:
    The spelin is the worst thin about the name
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I dnt fink i wil bear any other name
    Extra information:
    I love the name angela becoz i'm bearin the name
  5. The best thing about the name Angela:
    its eunique
    The worst thing about the name:
    can be misspelt easily by different people
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    jade
    Extra information:
    name like no other
  6. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Ppl called me Angel--» sound so sweet n nice
    The worst thing about the name:
    Chinese fren pronounce as N-G-la / End.Gee.La
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    It would be christina salima
    Extra information:
    Angela is my name bcoz i was born in April-the A alphabet. Its my mom best fren name
  7. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It is an easy, sweet name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Common, and everybody in my family got it so we have to have another christian name, Ex my mother is Angela Estrella ( Estrella -the double L pronounce as in jar- means star) and I'm Angela Evelina.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    Esmeralda, Isabella, RocĂ­o, AngĂšle..
    Extra information:
    It is a sweet name, in spanish we write Ángela -the GE is pronounce as in happy-. Mine it's written Angela without the spanish accent.
  8. The best thing about the name Angela:
    I haven't seen anyone with the same spelling. Angella
    The worst thing about the name:
    I'm not an angel!!
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I wouldn't b me
    Extra information:
    Anyone else with thier name spelt like mine???????
  9. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It has a nice meaning, spiritual if you're into that and you also get a lot of nicknames out of it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People can tend to pick on you about the meaning being Angel, though I haven't had that in ages. Also, you can get a lot of nicknames out of it and not all of them are as nice as others.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    Michelle was a favourite and is now my middle name. Jennifer and Natasha were also a go.
    Extra information:
    No matter where I go or how well I know the person they always come out at some point and call me Angiepants. Is this common? I get it all the time! Also I always spell the shortened versions as Ange and Angie as I think they're nicer. People tend to spell it Ang and that just seems like Aang to me.
  10. The best thing about the name Angela:
    people give you a lot of nicknames
    The worst thing about the name:
    people often call me angee
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    my name been michelle
    Extra information:
    angela is a sweetest name
  11. The best thing about the name Angela:
    simpy yet beautiful, angelic like
    The worst thing about the name:
    common
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    Pilar
    Extra information:
    named after my dads friend whom ive never in met
  12. The best thing about the name Angela:
    it begins with the 1st letter of the alphabet; so your allways 1st in every ones phone
    The worst thing about the name:
    everyone asumes thata your middle name is(mary)???
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    ide like to be called gypsy
    Extra information:
    bella
  13. The best thing about the name Angela:
    The best thing about the name Angela is that it is biblical and beautiful.
    The worst thing about the name:
    The worst thing about the name Angela is that everyone assumes your nickname is Angie or Angee. Mine is Angee by the way.....
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    If my name wasn't Angela I wouldn't be me. I am defined my name. I am an Angela in every sense of the word.
    Extra information:
    I'd just like to add that ALL the Angela's on here and throughout the world ROCK!!
  14. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Its meaning is nice.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Its too common and its variants sound better than the name itself.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    It would probably be Lemon Tart.
    Extra information:
    I really want to be called Lemon Tart.
  15. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Easy to pronounce,to write since it only has six characters.I so much admire my name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When the elderly pronounce my name so locally and end up giving me a new name that can`t even qualify to be a variant of my name..Angela..
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I don`t think any other name could qualify to be mine...Angela is the only name that suits me...i would rather stay without a name.
    Extra information:
    ANGELA IS THE SWEETEST NAME!
  16. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Easy to pronounce, i love d origin - greek, the meaning is wonderful, makes me feel sooooo important. Many variants, nt common in my society, weneva i tell people my name they nod in agreement and lok at me twice. D name is unique. I love it. Angelas are intelligent, beautiful to be wit, attracts d oppoaite sex and lots more
    The worst thing about the name:
    I love all d variants of d name except ANGELINA. I get mad wen called angelina. Sound so local
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    It would be AngÚle or Angélique (french versions). I can't trade d meaning for any other name.
    Extra information:
    J'aime mon prénom, c'est tout!
  17. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Easy to pronounce, i love d origin - greek, the meaning is wonderful, makes me feel sooooo important. Many variants, nt common in my society, weneva i tell people my name they nod in agreement and lok at me twice. D name is unique. I love it. Angelas are intelligent, beautiful to be wit, attracts d oppoaite sex and lots more
    The worst thing about the name:
    I love all d variants of d name except ANGELINA. I get mad wen called angelina. Sound so local
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    It would be AngÚle or Angélique (french versions). I can't trade d meaning for any other name.
    Extra information:
    J'aime mon prénom, c'est tout!
  18. The best thing about the name Angela:
    best hooker
    The worst thing about the name:
    mediocre
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    devila
    Extra information:
    go to hell angela
  19. The best thing about the name Angela:
    All the fun nick names
    The worst thing about the name:
    ppl asking if i behave like an angel. NO! do you? lol
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    it would be something with a sha at the end hahahaha.
    Extra information:
  20. The best thing about the name Angela:
    people give you a lot of nicknames
    The worst thing about the name:
    people often call me amanda
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    amanda.
    Extra information:
    i am very outgoing
  21. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Its a pretty name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    people somtimes call angelica or angelina.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    My name would of been michelle.
    Extra information:
    I love my name.
  22. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It's classic, yet modern all at the same time.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people call me Angelina or Angelica.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    My Mom wanted to name me Michelle, Angela is way better.
    Extra information:
    I've only met one Angela before, which is a good thing.
  23. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Angela is a very classic name and very beautiful its not going out of style anytime soon, unlike these wierd names celebrities name their kids
    The worst thing about the name:
    When someone decides its okay to call me Angelica, thats not the same
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    Jasmine
    Extra information:
  24. The best thing about the name Angela:
    makes me appreciate myself every day,makes me alive
    The worst thing about the name:
    when people say am really an angel yet i know its not always like so
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    i thank God i am Angela,if not gosh,how would i call myself those other names,no way
    Extra information:
    I LOVE IT THAT I AM ANGELA,IF POSSIBLE I WOULD NAME EVERY SWEET CREATURE Angela
  25. The best thing about the name Angela:
    i love this name
    The worst thing about the name:
    i get laughed at cuz it Spanish
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    nataly
    Extra information:
  26. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It goes alright.
    The worst thing about the name:
    That I can't figure out what to get on the back on my senior jersey! grrrrrlaskjdfadsfoidgdsfgsd. & I think I sound weird whenever I say my name.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    My dad wanted to name me Nyssa.
    Extra information:
    neh.
  27. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Its common enough to not be considered weird, but uncomman enough so you dont run into other Angelas all the time.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Every boyfriend i've ever had calling me his Angel. blergh
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    My parents would have called me Kirsty
    Extra information:
    My brother used to tease me by calling me Angelo - hated that
  28. The best thing about the name Angela:
    it's unique, and it sounds nice...
    The worst thing about the name:
    feeling embarrassed if you describe yourself as an angel...feels like people think you are full of it.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I would be Amanda....I like Angela waaaay better.
    Extra information:
    I get comments about how I'm really nice and innocent from people I don't really know---I also want to live up to my name :)
  29. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Its a beutiful name and that its has a spiritual meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    nooooothing....
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    i don't no wut ill do.lol
    Extra information:
    your name is wut u are. think bout that. so be careful wut u name your kids. lol
  30. The best thing about the name Angela:
    g=hkiyrm
    The worst thing about the name:
    ggvbmpvm
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    mgopjrgvndf
    Extra information:
    vernv c
  31. The best thing about the name Angela:
    its meaning is divine
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    it would have been cherry
    Extra information:
  32. The best thing about the name Angela:
    The name goes well with every other name
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people call me Angie
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    It would have been Persephone
    Extra information:
    Angelas are classy, Angies are hookers
  33. The best thing about the name Angela:
    The best thing is that it means something spiritually enlightening!
    The worst thing about the name:
    The worst thing is when I don't live up to it!
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I can't imagine being called anything else. I really don't know what I'd want as a name to replace ANGELA.
    Extra information:
    Even though there are many others with my name in the world somehow..i still believe the name was just for me.
  34. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Even though it is a long used name there are not a lot of angela's around. I guess i can always say i am what my nbame states An Angel.
    The worst thing about the name:
    the nicknames. Ang, Angie, Flange, Ange got the Mange, Andi, etc etc list goes on
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    Dont know what other name would suit me but something very uncommen like my daughters name Mya
    Extra information:
    You know that if your in trouble you get called Angela...so you know to run and hide lol
  35. The best thing about the name Angela:
    You are what your name is: Angel:)
    The worst thing about the name:
    People think your too good to be true a.k.a too much of a goody good.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    Angelo?
    Extra information:
    I'm hungry
  36. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Its a pretty name and not that common
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing so far, i love it
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    dad wanted to call me penelope
    Extra information:
  37. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It's a beautiful name
    The worst thing about the name:
    None
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:

    Extra information:
  38. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Its meaning and the fact that is so popular it is never miss pronounced.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It is so popular that there is often many more Angelas around your life
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    Without my name i think that i wouldn't be the person i am today.
    Extra information:
  39. The best thing about the name Angela:
    i think it suits me very well i sort of look like an angel.
    The worst thing about the name:
    people call me angie-pangie
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    it would have been Faye, ew!
    Extra information:
  40. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It translates well among various European languages (not so well in others). I've always liked how it sounded, and while it's not that unique, I haven't met many other Angelas.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's not an eye-catching name I suppose.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    My mom was going to name me Glimmer. Thanks Dad.
    Extra information:
    I've actually encountered a variety of nicknames that others haven't listed: Gia, Gela (pronouced jell-uh), Elly, plus the more common Ang, Angie (no one has ever called me Angel).
  41. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Not many people had it when I was growing up. I get confused if I hear someone else called it. It's also near the start of the alphabet which makes you feel important when the register's called.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People think 'Ange' or 'Angie' are common but I quite like them! Also sometimes it sounds like the name of someone 10 years older. Reminds me of Angela Lansbury/Angelica Houston.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    Not sure.
    Extra information:
    I've always spelled the shortened form 'Ange' not 'Ang', and I think it's nicer.
  42. The best thing about the name Angela:
    learn the difference between angel and angle by the age of about 3
    The worst thing about the name:
    there's a really popular girl at my school called angela, I always think they're talking about me and I'm really happy people like me so much until I find out they're talking about the other angela
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I think My mum was gonna call me emily. But there's about 6 emilys in my year group alone.
    Extra information:
    People always think you're angelic and innocent and nice, sometimes it gets annoying. The name isn't actually that common.
  43. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It's Greek, and I get called a lot of different nick names. I guess the people around me never get bored of my name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    The name, makes people doubt my ability to be rough instead of being nice like an angel.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I wouldn't know how that feels, and don't want to. Unique Angelas' stay the same.
    Extra information:
    You can always tell when you are in trouble...you are not Angie or Ang anymore it's Angela when the parents are mad.
  44. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Where I am from, it is not a common name. It is easy to pronounce and spell. A very trouble free name! I also go by Ang or Angie.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I never liked it all that much but don't exactly know why.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I wouldn't be me!
    Extra information:
    I think Angelina Jolie made names like Angie and Angela a little more popular:)
  45. The best thing about the name Angela:
    I never have to spell it to people.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's common.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I wouldn't be writing this.
    Extra information:
    I get called Ang and Angie. Only my mother calls me Angela and it's usually when shes mad at me!
  46. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It's Classy, like me.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People think I'm saying Ashley sometimes.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    My mom was going name me Katrina.
    Extra information:
    I love my name because it goes across races and even though it's common, it's still pretty and nice sounding. I was never teased because of my name.
  47. The best thing about the name Angela:
    That my nickname is Ang.
    The worst thing about the name:
    That sometimes people call me Angie.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    It was going to be Crystal
    Extra information:
    Nope
  48. The best thing about the name Angela:
    lots of nick names, Angel,Ang, Angie, Ann when I was a kid I changed my nickname to my mood...now I am just Angela
    The worst thing about the name:
    Kinda common
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    I suppose that is really not something I think about because I have always been Angela ...
    Extra information:
    nope
  49. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It's a very popular name. Everyone always pronounces it right. The meaning: heavenly messenger!! WOW!
    The worst thing about the name:
    too common... I am more of an Angie kind of girl.. only two people call me Angela.. my mother and mother-in-law.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    uuummmm... I don't think so... let me change my name for a few days then I'll come back to see if anything would have been different
    Extra information:
    If you want to be safe name your daughter Angela, no one ever teased me because of my name that's a plus!! I know a few who had it bad
  50. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It flows nicely off the tongue.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It is a little too common for my taste. Also, I'm not crazy about the nick names Ang and Angie.
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    No.
    Extra information:
  51. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It can be shortened to Ang or Angie or extended to Angelina
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing ;)
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:

    Extra information:
  52. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Easy to say
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone has my name! It's no very unique
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    not really.
    Extra information:
  53. The best thing about the name Angela:
    Easy to say
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone has my name! It's no very unique
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    not really.
    Extra information:
  54. The best thing about the name Angela:
    It's a soft name
    The worst thing about the name:
    I hate having the nick name Angie
    If my name wasn`t Angela....:
    N/a
    Extra information:


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Statistics for Angela

Angela appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 125. In the last 128 years Angela has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 15 times. 1970 was a `top year` for the name Angela. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #6. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007125
2006114
2005114
2004105
2003104
200283
200177
200079
199990
1998100
199793
199690
199585
199481
199373
199269
199159
199052
198012
19706
196051
1950147
1940234
1930243
1920255
1910239
1900327
1890373
1880683


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Angela
Although my name is VERY
ANGELA
ALTHOUGH MY NAME VERY COMMON I LIKE IT MORE ONCE I DISCOVERED THE MEANING. ITS BETTER THAN SHANIQUA OR JENNIE.
angela
what is the meaning of angela.
angela
Tell me more about,Angela,how is there life style.
Angela
I love my name and i wouldn trade it for the world
Angela
is a pretty easy name
angela mae
whats the meaning of angela??
angela
i love my name,but i never knw how to say it,when am asked my name it sounds funny repeating it,when i write it down,i see beauty,i see love
angela elizabeth kuriakose
ilove my name very much . it is a very uniqe name in my society & Ithank my parents for giving me such a beautiful name. I thank God for this name. my friends, relatives&all love my name . i am very happy for that.
Angela
But when Granny calls Angellena wash out.
lemon tart
tokyo
Angela
A beautiful angel that's me
Aleigha
My mother's name is Angela. I haven't seen her in 5 years. I'm 12. is she still angelic?
angela
angela is nice girl and love ly
Angela Uras
Angela is a very sweet name ;-)
Angela
its cool doh hvin to bear angela but its too local but i love my name
Angela
i love my name everyone calls me Angel sooo sweet
Nnenna angela
Today is my happiest day,coz i found the meanin of my name,
Angela
I love my name even more every since I found the meaning of my name! And I'm named after my aunt my mothers sister! And the name angela is better then the names lexi and shonna or Tina or Tia
angela
I thank my momma and uncle for my name more now that i know its meaning proud to be an angela woo whoo!!


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