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Meaning & History

Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe (known in English as the Angles). Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".
Feminine FormsAngela, Angelika German
Other Languages & CulturesDeangelo African American Aingeru Basque Angel Bulgarian Àngel Catalan Anđelko, Anđelo Croatian Anděl Czech Angel English Anxo Galician Angelos Greek Angelo, Angelino, Angiolo, Giotto Italian Angelus Late Roman Angel, Angjelko Macedonian Anghel Romanian Ànghelu Sardinian Anđelko Serbian Ángel, Angelino Spanish

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 108


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Entry updated December 3, 2014