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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. 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

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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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