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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.an-JEL-!-kə English
an-JE-lee-ka Italian
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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.
VariantAnjelica English
Masculine FormsAngel English Angelo, Angiolo Italian Anghel Romanian
Other Languages & CulturesAnđela, 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 SpellingAngélica

Images

Angelica threatened by the sea monster in Dore's 1877 depiction of a scene from Orlando FuriosoAngelica threatened by the sea monster in Dore's 1877 depiction of a scene from Orlando Furioso

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   Contribute