Given Name ANGELICA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: an-JEL-i-kə (English), an-JE-lee-ka (Italian)  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek αγγελος (angelos) "messenger". The poets Boiardo and Ariosto used this name in their 'Orlando' poems (1495 and 1532), where it belongs to Orlando's love interest. It has been used as a given name since the 18th century.
VARIANT: Anjelica (English)
MASCULINE FORMS: Angel (English), Angelo, Angiolo (Italian), Anghel (Romanian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Anđela, Anđelka, Anđa (Croatian), Anděla, Angelika (Czech), Angela, Angelique, Angelien, Lieke (Dutch), Angèle, Angélique, Angeline (French), Angela, Angelika (German), Angeliki, Kiki (Greek), Angéla, Angyalka (Hungarian), Aingeal (Irish), Angela (Late Roman), Angela (Macedonian), Angelika, Aniela, Andżelika, Anielka (Polish), Ângela, Angélica (Portuguese), Angela, Anzhela, Anzhelina (Russian), Ànghela (Sardinian), Anđela, Anđelka, Andjela, Anđa (Serbian), Angela, Angelika (Slovak), Angela (Slovene), Ángela, Angélica, Angelita (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Angélica

Categories

angels, first ladies of the USA, Hamilton, herbs, literature, Mahoutsukai no Yome characters, Rugrats characters, Six Feet Under characters, Tolkien characters
Entry updated December 8, 2017