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.
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)
Angelica threatened by the sea monster in Dore's 1877 depiction of a scene from Orlando Furioso
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Entry updated May 29, 2020