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Angelo for boys and Angela for girls. As a given name, Angel fits nobody.
Angel is such a misleading name. Use Angelo because statistically it's a more successful name and can bring in large sums of cash. And don't name your daughter Angel either. Name them something like Lucas.
Angel Lorenzana is a non-binary voice actor and storyboard artist and writer for the Cartoon Network show "Craig of the Creek". Until season 4, they voiced a character sharing their first name, Angel José. They are no longer voicing the character, due to a lack of interest in further voice work.
Angel for boys, Angela for girls.
Anybody who has this name is click-baiting you. They act like an Angel but really they are a devil from hell. Actually, they are satan. They are coming to earth to ruin our lives when they should go straight back down to hell and burn for eternity.
Wow. All that pain and hatred in your heart must really hurt. And it has everything to do with you, and nothing to do with people who are named Angel. There's no need in commenting crap like that just to hurt people you don't even know. I'm sorry if you've been hurt by someone named Angel, but that doesn't mean all Angels are like that, okay? Most of them seem to be really sweet people, in-fact. I'm sorry you've been hurt, I genuinely am; but inflicting pain upon other people just because you're in pain isn't justifiable, alright?
Angel tends to be used by Hispanics and is traditionally a masculine name. It would not be considered for a girl, a girl would go by Angela. I can see why in English it can be gender neutral though.
I don't think this sounds masculine at all. But it's really cute on a girl!
Angel is the name of Fluttershy's pet bunny in the animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
I think the name Angel is beautiful! It's such a rare unique name!
I love that it works for males, females, and even non-binary people! Please, don't hate on this name (or any name).
I like it better for a girl, honestly.
My mom had a friend named Angel. I like it to be honest with you. For some reason I prefer it on a boy. I don’t know why, I just do. In my opinion Angela, Angeline, Angelica, or Angelina is much prettier.
I don't hate this name but I prefer names of individual angels, like Ariel or Raphael to just Angel.
I know three people with this as a first name. All of them have Mexican backgrounds. They are all boys! If you want it as a girl name, have Angelia instead of Angel. That way it won't get confusing.
I know that this is unisex, but I can't imagine a boy named Angel. This just sounds too feminine!
The name is unisex.
Angel is also Polish. The name days for Angel in Poland are February 6, August 27, and October 30.
Why would anyone give their baby boy this name? It’s too feminine. -- ангел is also the Bulgarian word for "angel".
Angel is better on females in my opinion, it just seems feminine to me.
Misguided Angel is a song by the Cowboy Junkies.
Gorgeous name on either a boy or a girl. I prefer Angel on a boy but it’s also fine on a girl.
This is what I named my middle daughter, Angel Patricia, and I think it is a wonderful name. The family called her Angie. Angel Patricia Kahn, 1989-2011.
Somebody’s disliking all the negative comments, sorry kid, gotta tell you the truth but they are right.
Not sure you want to name your child this but if you meet someone with this name you have some free pickup lines, all you gotta do is find out their name is- but it's a good name.
YUCK! Such a super-sounding name, totally. Angie is much better and sounds better to my ears.
Angel is a bit too common for me.
I like it for girls and boys.
I love the name Angel, especially for a boy. I think it's a very good and sweet yet strong name.
I prefer it for girls more than boys.
Angel Snow is an American musician based in Nashville.
It's actually hard to say how this name should be pronounced in Polish. Linguists advise that Angel- names should be pronounced with a G as in Gabriel, so it'd be AHN-gel. However, most Polish Angelikas and Angelas pronounce their names with a j (ahn-je-LEE-kah/ahn-JE-lah). Then on the other hand this name came to Poland most likely from the Anglophone world, so perhaps it should be pronounced just like in English. Only most Polish people (at least most Polish people I know and have heard pronouncing this word) do not pronounce it like AYN-jəl when speaking English, but rather something like EN-jel. I don't know any Polish Angels, so I have no idea how they pronounce their name. Or maybe all/most of them are also of some other descent. In any case, I think it's slightly confusing.
In Poland, the classic and linguistically correct form of Angel (feminine) would be Aniela, and it's been used for ages, these days has a bit of a vintage feel but is climbing up the charts. Andżelika/Angelika (sometimes even Angelica though this one is considered a not phonetically correct spelling in Polish), Andżela/Angela, and occasionally Andżelina/Angelina are also used. However, last year (2019) 4 girls were given the name Angel as a middle name, and the name was #364 in the girls' middle names' ranking. There were no girls with Angel as a first name recorded.
As for boys, the standard, albeit super rare these days, form of this name in Polish for men is Anioł, which is just a literal translation of the word Angel. As far as I know it was mostly used in middle ages, and as I said is super rare these days, mostly used in Catholic religious orders. Angelo has also been used occasionally despite not being phonetically correct. In 2018, two male Angels were born in Poland, and the name was #577 in the boys' ranking.
In July 2017, there were 179 Angels (I'd think of either gender as there's no division) in the whole Polish population.
Angel could celebrate her/his name day in Poland either with Angelika (4th January) or Angela (27th January), or Aniela (4th January, 28th March, 30th May, 31th May or 18th November), or perhaps on the Guardian Angels' feast (2nd October).
This is a really corny name to me, no matter which gender it's used on. I like Angela and Angelo better.
I think this is a great name.
Angel was a vampire from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
I like the name no matter what. Angel, you should be proud of your name!
Ehh. I like Angelica for a girl and Angelo for a boy.
I think it's a bit pretentious on a girl but it's great on a guy.
My name's Angel and I’m a man. I find it nice to have that name. Even though some people find it feminine I could just say call me Anhel my name in Spanish even though that’s what people should call me since I’m Hispanic. I just realized why people ask me if I preferred English or Spanish, it’s still my name but in both languages. It doesn’t bother me how you say it, in Japanese my name is Tenshi. Sounds cool.
Angel Star is a character in Ace Attorney. She is a former detective.
I have a friend named Angel and she is a girl. I think it’s more of a feminine name as it reminds me of a sweet girl. I don’t really like it as a boy's name though. I feel like it would be interesting to see a grandfather at the age of 70 with the name Angel. It doesn’t sound right to me. But I really like this name. It’s cute and very lively.
Angelus is a cool name.
Omg that is a good name.
I know two Angels (their first name being Angelus), and they are both boys.
I love this name! It’s very cute and elegant! It’s so feminine. Maybe too feminine for a boy! It’s an okay-ish name for a boy, but it’s lovely on a girl. Personally, I wouldn’t name a boy Angel, because I fear he would get beaten up. I would name a girl this because she wouldn’t get harassed and it would suit her personality of a girly girl, just like Juliana and Tiana. In my opinion, it suits a girly girl better than a tomboy, and a janegirl better than a boyish boy!
I like it for both genders. I like many forms of this name, this is why I've never thought seriously about it.
But it is right and positive!
Angels aren't dead people! :/ They are heavenly beings!
The issue is that angels are dead people.
In 2018, 8 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Angel who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 570th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens. In 2018, 4 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Angel who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 320th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
What if Angel is not an Angel?
I love this name. But it is definitely more of a girl name. I don't like this name on a boy though. I think this name is very elegant and girly.
My name is Angel actually. I don’t see anything wrong with it, and it can be used for both genders. I know males with it, but I’ve never actually met a female like myself with it. A lot of people say that my name fits me perfectly but I’m not so sure about that. A lot of the time I get comments on how it’s a beautiful name and sometimes people like to make fun of it. It’s not even funny how many people misspell it though, and that can be pretty infuriating on how you think it’s spelled 'Angle'. It’s a good name though.
My name is Angel I don't have any problem with it, I like it because you don't hear it very often and I like rare or strange names.
Angel is a gorgeous name, and NOT tacky at all.
I am Angel that was my name at birth, would I name my kids this, no. I think kids have enough issues fitting in and a name like this leads to teasing. Angel did you fall from heaven, Angel where are your wings? Then of course the song My Angel is a centerfold, I had to deal with that coming out as a freshman, need I say more.
Angel the SkyPony is a common Moshling in the Ponies set in the Moshi Monsters Franchise. It is a pink pony with white Angel wings, hence the name. Angel also has a white star on their flank and hoofs.
Angel... oh how I love this name. Angel! Angel! Yes! All hail ANGEL!
The name Angel is more popular than any name especially the name Kevin.
Not sure how I feel about this on its own. As a nickname? Sure. But as a first name, it's a bit odd. Some names where Angel is a suitable nickname are Angela, Angelina, Evengaline, Evangelina, Angelika.
Thanks to "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", this name is more gender neutral even though it has been for centuries. Many hispanic males are named Angel along with Jesus, Raphael, Gabriel etc..
Angel is the name / nickname of the main female character of the Brazilian novel "Verdades Secretas" ("Secret Truths").
Angel is a female megalodon shark featured in Steve Alten's Meg series of books. She most prominently appears in the second book, The Trench.
Honestly, I've never seen this name as particularly cutesy or sickening. Contrary to popular belief, angels in the Bible are not androgynous pretty boys with feathery wings, white robes, and curly blond hair. They're actually frightening in appearance, and they can be very cruel. The Bible shows them destroying entire cities and reproducing with mortal women. Think about that the next time someone suggests Angel sounds cutesy.
Angel Salvadore aka Tempest, from Marvel Comics and adaptations. In the 2011 film 'X-Men: First Class' she is portrayed by Zoë Kravitz.
This name flouts a bit on the title side, as Archangel was a title. But then again, angels were messengers and that is similar to prophet.
Just to mention that as an English name, Angel was used for both sexes even before modern times. An interesting book called 'Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature', available online, shows that Angel/Angell was occasionally used in England to the close of the 17th century (but not by Puritans). For instance: “1682, April 11. Baptized Angel, d.[aughter] of Sir Nicholas Butler, Knt.”.
My eldest son is named Angel. I only knew one girl named Angel and it was her nickname. The others I knew have been men. I am Hispanic and my husband is white. We are from Texas and it isn't a strange name at all. Not, I agree, for a girl- it's not so flattering. Kinda sounds like a stripper or something like Cherry, Angel, etc. My son has never been teased. He is 6 and no one I have ever known with the name was teased. For a man it is very romantic and masculine if anything. It reminds me of a tall handsome man in a romance novel. I don't think he could have a more perfect name. He plays baseball and I think it's very suitable, kinda like Babe Ruth. I know Babe was his nickname but it has a good ring. I think Angel is the same way.
I think it's fine as a nickname for either sex -- but just as a nickname. As a whole name, it sounds too young, to immature, and dare I say it, even stripperish. As a nickname, it still sounds like all that, but you at least know that the kid has a full name to fall back on; a name like Angelo, Arcangelo, Angelica, Evangeline, etc. I think I like it slightly more on a male, simply because it's less common and because I've had negative experiences with girls named Angel who were extremely bratty. I've only ever met one guy called Angel, but I thought it suited him far better than it did any of the girls I'd met.
A common name used amongst Hispanics.
My name is Angel Love and I thought my name's a weird one. I got used to it though, and now I love it. It's like I'm an Angel of love. :p.
It goes with Grace or Faith for girls
Angel Grace
Angel FaithOr- Davis for a boy
Angel Davis.
I think the name Angel is absolutely perfect. I've only met amazing people with this name. I see Angel slightly more as a boy's name because it seems a bit more masculine. Angel to me is not corny or cheesy. I love this name. I suggest this for both genders. Its okay if a "bad boy" or "bad girl" is named after this. What about Lucifer and the other fallen angels? It is a common Hispanic name.
Sure, this name works for either gender but I immensely hate it either way. To cut to the chase, Angel in my opinion is a very tacky and most of all, cheesy and corny name. I mean, it just doesn't make a decent or practical name for numerous, obvious reasons. We can blame the Hispanics for one of the main causes of this name stationed round the top of the charts (U.S. I'm speaking of) because they use this name left and right no matter if expecting a son or a daughter.
I think the name Angel is quite tacky, like Precious or Princess. It's the sort of name a teenager would choose because she thinks it's cute. Angela or Angelica would look much better on someone's C.V. and would be taken far more seriously than Angel.
The real name of Angel from buffy is leim plus I like the name Angel.
A very beautiful, blessed name. Both genders can pull this name off just fine. :)
I think the name's very beautiful.
This seems to have been a long running debate - I would just like to say that here in England Angel is not a very common name - but it is a girl's name. I think it unlikely that someone would name a boy this as it is very girlie, however we are aware that in the USA it is a boys name - although we find it far to feminine for a boy.
It's funny how it's a girl's name in some countries yet a boy's in others, and then in the U.S. it's unisex, lol.
This name is beautiful... It is simple yet at the same time elegant. Also the spiritual aspect is mezmerizing. My daughter will be named Angel Aaliyah ♥.
I'd never heard of the name Angel for boys in the US outside of the Hispanic pronunciation An-HEL. But I recently met a little Caucasian boy named Angel, pronounced the English way, and he's the sweetest most adorable little thing, but I can't help but think he's going to be teased mercilessly when he's a teenager. It's just a very feminine name in English-speaking cultures.For girls, this name falls under the cutesy cheesy category for me (ex. Heaven, Serenity, Destiny...). Okay, it's not QUITE as tacky as the names I just listed, but I'm not a fan. It sounds better for a pet than a human.
Angel is also the Russian form of Angelus. In Russia, it is spelled the same as it is in Bulgaria and Macedonia, namely: Ангел.
Derives from the Greek name: ΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ, = messenger, also called like this the heavenly creatures in white wings.
Verb: ΑΓΓΕΛΩ = to send a message, to tell
These words are spoken in everyday contemporary Greek.
Also the name of Buffy's boyfriend in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (originally Angelus).
How corny as a name, on either gender. It might be pronounced un-hel and that's fine but spell it Onhel then because NOBODY is going to pronounce Angel that way, sorry.
I used to think this was a very pretty-sounding feminine name. But then I met a horrid Angel in middle school, and that kind of ruined it for me. Then it was ruined even further once I grew up and realized that it's kind of tacky as well.I agree with Dawson, though. It reminds me of Angel the Series so a guy named Angel isn't as tacky in my mind. I actually kind of like it, although I would never use it in real life and in stories it'd be too much like the David Boreanaz character.
I like the name Angel, it's pretty. My middle name has Angel in it. It's Angelise.
Angel is also a surname and it means messenger of God.
I'm not a extreme fan of the name, but whenever I hear the name Angel, I think of the show "Angel" and David Boreanaz. Not a bad namesake :) I prefer on a guy for that reason.
Angel Macias was the pitcher for the baseball team from Monterrey, Mexico who won the 1957 Little League World Series. He pitched the first and only perfect game in Little League championships.
A fictional famous bearer is mysterious video game character Angel Starr from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
It's good on a guy, but on a girl it sounds cheesy, tacky, and modern.
British actress Angel Coulby, who plays Guinevere in BBC series 'Merlin'.
What-the-what? I can't believe this name is number 37(!) on the BOYS list for 2009. That Angel is a more popular name than Kevin and Justin. Too literal, and I feel forces people into a certain impression of you, without giving you a chance to make your own first impression. Imagine your sweet little boy as a grown man at a job interview, the employer thinking "this guy must come from some batty family". If you want an angelic name, go for Gabriel!
It's very popular among the Hispanic American community, and I'm sure that the (male) character of the Buffy spin-off series "Angel" didn't hurt its popularity. And I am not surprised that it's more popular than Justin or Kevin; those names are considered quite dated these days.
Normally, I'm not a fan of word names. But I like this name for some weird reason. I would not use it, though. It's to childish. As for the gender debate, I like the English pronunciation for a girl, but the Spanish pronunciation for a boy.
I don't like the name Angel. It takes the personality out of a person. What if your child was devil-like? Go for Angeline or Angelina.
Melanie Brown aka Scary Spice has a daughter named Angel Iris, born in 2007. The father is actor Eddie Murphy.
I can see this name working on a man, but not a woman, and probably not very well at all in an English speaking country.
Also of Spanish origin.
I know two people named Angel. One's a boy, one's a girl. They're not teased at all. And I think this is a good name for both genders. :) Too see this on a person gives you a whole 'new look at the name.' It doesn't matter if they're nice or anything, it just gives you a look at what this name is like on a person. And honestly, I think it's good.
I just LOVE this name, for a boy and for a girl. Actually, I love all the word names. Angel sounds beautiful.
I think, like many other people, that Angel isn't really the best choice for a name, as many of the Angels are really not much of an Angel themselves. It's the same with a lot of names. For instance, Delight. If you were to call a child Delight, intending the child was an absolute 'sweetie' and they were a bit on the 'rough and tumble' side, it could be quite difficult. For the child's sake, I would avoid it.
Kristy McNichol's character from "Little Darlings" was named Angel Bright. The name contrasted with the personality of the character who was tomboyish.
I actually prefer this name for a guy. It's a unisex name after all, and there are plenty of guy names used for girls.
Angel is the name of a character in Maximum Ride. She has white wings, so she looks like an Angel.
Angel (the English-girl version) is kind of an ironic name, don't you think? Because every girl who's named Angel never seems to be angelic. Am I right? Think about it. Angel sounds like a snotty little bratty girl's name. Sorry to all you "angels" out there. But it really does. I like Angela.
Now seriously, imagine naming your child this, only to discover that he wasn't a sweet little angel at all. If he was naughty at school, the teacher might say to the crazy parents 'your little angel is a little devil'. So really, it's like naming your child Devil.
This sounds way too much like a nickname on girls and sounds too weird to me on a boy.
Angel is derived from Angelos (Greek) or Angelus (bells) is a very old name that dates back to being given in medieval times. It is by no means a trendy name but rather a name handed down in proud Christian families.
It is very much a male name and different countries pronounce it in different ways and use accents. There are many people who give their child a name because it sounds nice without any research into it, and it may be inappropriate then.
I like this name, though it's very unusual! I don't think I would name my kid this, boy or girl!
A famous bearer of this name is Experiment 624 which was named Angel by Lilo in Lilo and Stitch The Series.
In English usage, this name immediately makes me think that the parents are either trailer park residents, teen mothers who think the name sounds really pretty, or sappy young Christian parents who name the child on a post-partum high. The name is incredibly tacky, and will not age on the bearer well at all.
Angel was traditionally used as a masculine name. According to the encyclopedia, "The word "Angel" in English, French, German, Spanish, and many other European languages is derived from the Greek άγγελος, a masculine noun." I find it interesting that some people say that they feel sorry for boys named Angel. They think the name is too feminine. Actually, angels were never females. Angels were not depicted as females until much later in our history. Angels in the Bible are all male. For example: the archangels Michael and Gabriel. And angels in the Bible are given tasks such as warrior, herald, guard (at the gates of Eden), wrestler (of Jacob), mover of large stones (at the tomb of Christ), which in traditional societies would all have been tasks typically performed by men.Also, I think it's quite amusing that some people believe that all angels were good. I saw such comments as, "I know a girl named Angel and she is far from an Angel." Well. Not all angels in the Bible were good. Take Lucifer for example. He was an Angel that fell from Heaven. And I don't think anyone would depict him as good!
Is also a Spanish name for boys.
Personally, I think Angel is an incredibly tacky name. I pity any boy whose name is Angel. If you have to name someone Angel, please make sure it's a girl. It's still tacky, though. On a side note, I know a girl named Angel and she is anything but an Angel.
Angel is not pronounced Un-hell in Spanish. It's pronounced Ahn-hel. It's spelled with an "a" and in Spanish that "a" is pronounced ah. This is my younger brother's name and being American they always assume he's female.
I actually think it's a stupid name for a girl because if you actually ever read the bible, aren't angels potrayed as more masculine? MICHAEL the arcANGEL. Plus in many Spanish speaking countries it is a boys name. If you call a girl Angel short for a name like Angela, fine, but don't give it to her as her real name.
In the book Outfield Menace by Mark A. Roeder, Angel Egler is one of the main characters.
Angel is a beautiful name!
This is a good name for a girl, but I can't imagine it on a guy. No offense to any guys named Angel out there!
This is one name that doesn't seem to fit in a board room!
Ugh, I don't like this name. I know a girl named Angel and she is by far NOT an Angel.
Also a masculine name in Slovenia.
I know that it's just pronunciation differences in cultures, but it's almost ironic that in Spanish, Angel is pronounced "on Hell", hell being, well, the opposite of where angels live. ;)
Aside from my cat, what comes to my mind when I think of the name Angel (on-hel) is a hispanic male. Kind of like the same person who might be called Jesus (hay-soos).
My cousin pronounces it un-gel.
I like this name a lot. It might be nice for a son someday, but I don't know whether I would pronounce it Ayn-Jull so that is sounds angelic, or On-Hell so that it sounds exotic or accentuated. :-)
This is my uncle's name (short for Angelito) so I associate it with the male gender. I think it's nice. Though I don't really like it on girls. =/
Too pretty for a boy in my opinion. Besides, I used to know a boy named Angel, and he was very odd. Hyper all the time (of course, he was only six years old at the time.)
Angel Carter is from The House of Carters. She is the younger sister of pop singer Nick and Aaron Carter.
My aunt is called this but I've never thought it suits her much. Her second name is Rowan which suits her more, everyone calls her that instead. I'm also named after her (Hence the name Luangi) which is a combo of both my aunts names (Lucy and Angel).
I like Angelus. But the thing I like most about Angel (and I like it very much for a boy) is that it can mean the complete opposite of its obvious meaning. It's just so epic.
For some reason, I just prefer the name "Angel" for a boy. It just seems corny, or overly-pretty for a girl (no offense to any female Angels out there), like naming a girl "beauty," and I would think that it could be a hard/annoying name to live up to; delicate, perfect, beautiful, kind, pure. However, for a boy, I just don't have that expectation--and I have no idea why. I guess it might be from those commercials I'd seen for that TV show "Angel", although I never watched it, the commercials alone were enough to associate the male version of the name with a more strong, less-perfect but still a good person (or trying to be), type character. And because of those commercials, I see the name "Angel" and first think of a boy. (scary the effect TV can have on a person, isn't it?) Although I'm sure if I met a girl named Angel, my impression of the unisex name could, well, probably become more equally unisex.Also, for girls, there are still names like Angela or Angelica, although I don't think those names have the same strong presence as "Angel" might.
This to me sounds like a trailer park name because all the girls that I've known that have had this name are really trashy.
I don't really like this name. It's too cute. I feel really sorry for guys named Angel. It's not like it's a bad name or anything, it's just more feminine in my opinion.
The fictional good guy, Angel Clare, from Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.
I'm from Spain and there´s a guy in my class called Angel. He doesn't get teased about it. His brother is called Gabriel. I have to think that their parents wanted a heaven theme or something.
I was surprised to see here that this name is used for girls. I've never met a girl named Angel but I know many boys by that name! I just thought the girls form was Angela. [noted -ed]
I would really love to give this name to a future son, but maybe he'd get beat up?
I love this name and would consider it for a future daughter. I actually think this name ages pretty well; I can't imagine it making as much an impact as Heaven or Storm (both good names by the way).
Angel Ibarra is one of the guitarists of the band Aiden.
My half sister's name is Angel, and that is what I almost ended up with had my mom not nixed it. THANK GOD, down here (North Carolina) there are a millon and one people named Angel, and most of them are BOYS! I think it's ironic that the name is so popular in South Africa, and in the southern states of America, it just goes to show that this is really a small world!
I like the name Angel. There was a drag queen in Rent the musical named Angel Dumott Shunard, so that's someone with the name.
The Bulgarian word "angel" means "angel" in English, but in Bulgarian "angel" and "Angel" are pronounced [angel], where [a] is pronounced [a], not [ei], [g] is pronounced [g], not [dj] or [j], [e] is pronounced [e] and the stress falls on the [a].
Personally, I don't feel the name gives me a childish persona or that people dont take me seriously. I love my name and always have, so it just depends on the person. I absolutely love my name and I know there are others who feel the same, so don't be discouraged. I say if you like the name-go for it, you'll never know, they may love it as I do.
While I like the meaning and family sentiment (my grandmother chose my name), I sometimes wish I had a more "grown-up" name. I feel sometimes people don't take me seriously. New parents should take this as a warning, names like Candy or Epiphany may sound cute when they are babies but how serious are others going to take them when they are a 33 year old children's right advocate? lol. For awhile I tried using my middle name Renee, but I never could get used to it, lol. I named my kids Lydia (Liddy for short or while they are young) and Matthew (Or Matt) NOT repeating that mistake. :)
Can also be a nickname for Angela.
I once saw a combination like Angel Heaven Sky. Angel is a nice name but with those kind of middle names it looks (and sounds) a bit strange.
This name is so stupid for a boy. Parents should be bonked in the head for naming their son Angel. Get a freakin life people!
No one name is stupid, probably the stupid is your limited brain. Don't you know that any name has a tradition and a different meaning in every country or culture? It is so obvious! This kind of comment breaks my nerves.About Angel: in Catalonia it is also a popular name, and its pronunciation in Catalan is [an-jal]. It is my name and I'm very proud. An inhabitant of the sky.
Angel was the name of the vampire with a soul in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" T.V. show. He was good and fought evil.
In Spanish it's pronounced Un-hell (take the 'hell' bit from the throat).
It's so weird that someone said that the name Angel is getting really popular in South Africa. My name is Angel, and I live in South Africa. But I have never met or heard of anyone with my name. I would love to meet a guy with my name, that would be cool. My middle name is Blythe which is the Scottish origin name for 'happy' and my name literally means "Angel of Happiness" (that was what my mom intended when she named me, isn't she cool!?)
In Spanish the female version is usually Angela.
In Spanish the name is masculine, the female version being Angeles (phonetic emphasis on the 'A') quite often along with Maria, ie: 'Maria De Los Angeles' or '(Virgin) Mary of Angels'. Variation: Angelines or Angelita (feminine).
I believe this name is also used in Spanish speaking countries, typically for males. Pronounced Ann-Hell.
The name Angel is starting to be very popular in South Africa, specifically female gender. It would really be nice to see popularity stats of names in Africa.
An ancient Greek name, "Angelos", same for both feminine and masculine. In Greek mythology, Angelos was one of the epithets of god Hermes. Also Angelos was a daughter of Zeus and Hera.

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