Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. an-JEHL-i-kə(English)
an-JEH-lee-ka(Italian)
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Meaning & History

Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger". The poets Boiardo and Ariosto used this name in their Orlando poems (1483 and 1532), where it belongs to Orlando's love interest. It has been used as a given name since the 18th century.

Related Names

VariantAnjelica(English)
Other Languages & CulturesAnxhela(Albanian) Àngela(Catalan) Anđela, Anđelka, Anđa(Croatian) Anděla(Czech) Angela, Angelique, Angelien, Lieke(Dutch) Angèle, Angélique, Ange, Angeline(French) Angela, Angelika(German) Angela, Angeliki, Kiki(Greek) Angéla, Angelika, Angyalka(Hungarian) Aingeal(Irish) Angela(Late Roman) Anželika(Latvian) Anželika(Lithuanian) Angela(Macedonian) Angelika, Aniela, Andżelika, Anielka(Polish) Ângela, Angélica(Portuguese) Angela, Anjelika, Anzhela, Anzhelika(Russian) Ànghela(Sardinian) Anđela, Anđelka, Andjela, Anđa(Serbian) Angela(Slovak) Angela(Slovene) Ángela, Ángeles, Angélica, Angelita(Spanish) Anzhela, Anzhelika(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingAngélica
User SubmissionAngèlica

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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

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Denmark: May 20

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Entry updated May 29, 2020