Farishta Name Meaning & Origin
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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Farishta is a common female name in Persian speaking countries in particular Afghanistan. The name "Farishta" is pronounced "Fereshta". It means "angel" in Dari, Farsi, and Hindi.
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There is a beautiful song Freshta Jon (http://video.afghanmania.com/video/7CdTTbEed6Y) by famous Afghan singer Farhad Darya (http://www.farhaddarya.info). A good source to get the pronunciation right :)