Angel Name Meaning & Origin

Angel

Pronunciation: AYN-jəl (key)

Origin of the name Angel:

Derived from the vocabulary word angel (divine messenger, a messenger of God) which has its root in the Greek angelos (messenger). Var: Angela, Angele, Angella, Anngele. Pet: Angie.

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Comments and insights on the name Angel: | Edit

I find it interesting that English speakers use "Angel" and "Angela" for girls, while Spanish speakers use "Angel" for boys only and "Angela" for girls only.

Ironically, the only people I know with the name "Angel" are quite the opposite from their name.

Angel and Galen are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Angel: | Edit

I would say that I love my name about 80% of the time. It's unique and cute and generally helps with making a good first impression.
The other 20% is just annoying. I've been asked numerous times if I've ever been a stripper, or get super lame pickup lines such as:
"You look like an Angel"
"Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven?"
"Where are your wings?"

Ugh.
The other thing that I've noticed about my name is that whenever I introduce myself as ANGEL, people always have the tendency to lengthen it to "Angela" or "Angelina" even though that's not my name.

I meat a girl named angel she was so shy and spoke quietly but she was also really nice. I love her name too.

Nicknames for Angel: | Edit

Angie, Ange, Gel, Angelface, Angel Baby, and Annie.

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Famous real-life people named Angel: | Edit

Angel Coulby, British Actress
Angel Parker, American Actress

Angel in song, story & screen: | Edit

Angel (King of Fighters)
Angel (Lady and the Tramp II)
Angel (Meg series), a fictional shark
Angel (Tekken)
Angel (Timely Comics), a Marvel superhero originally appearing in 1939
Angel Salvadore, a recent addition to the X-Men
Warren Worthington III, a founding member of the X-Men, originally known as Angel
Angel, a character in The Big O
Angel, a character in Lilo & Stitch
Angel, a character in Maximum Ride
Angel, a character in Resistance: Fall of Man
Angel, a character in The Rockford Files
Angel, a character in the 1980 film "Little Darlings" played by Kristy McNichol
Avery "Angel" King, a character in Over There
Angel Clare, a character in Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Angel Dumott Schunard, a character in RENT
Hosmer Angel, a character in the Sherlock Holmes story "A Case of Identity"

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