Given Name ENGEL

GENDER: Masculine

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 FORMS: Angela, Angelika (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Deangelo (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