Gender Masculine & Feminine

Meaning & History

Originally this may have been a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. However, from early times it has been strongly associated with the Old German word engil meaning "angel" (of Latin and Greek origin).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAnxhela(Albanian) Anzhela(Armenian) Aingeru(Basque) Anzhela(Belarusian) Angel, Anzhela(Bulgarian) Angelica(Carolingian Cycle) Àngel, Àngela, Àngels(Catalan) Anđela, Anđelka, Anđelko, Anđelo, Anđa(Croatian) Anděla(Czech) Angela, Angelique, Angelien(Dutch) Angel, Angela, Angelica, Angelia, Angelle, Angie, Anjelica(English) Ange, Angèle, Angélique, Angeline(French) Ánxela, Anxo, Xela(Galician) Angela, Angeliki, Angelos, Kiki(Greek) Angéla, Angelika, Angyalka(Hungarian) Aingeal(Irish) Angela, Angelica, Angelo, Angelina, Angelino, Angiola, Angiolo, Giotto, Lino(Italian) Angela, Angelus(Late Roman) Anželika(Latvian) Angelė, Anželika(Lithuanian) Angel, Angela, Angjelko(Macedonian) Angelika, Aniela, Andżelika, Anielka, Nela(Polish) Ângela, Angélica, Ângelo, Angelino(Portuguese) Angela, Angelica, Anghel(Romanian) Angela, Anjelika, Anzhela, Anzhelika(Russian) Ànghela, Ànghelu(Sardinian) Anđela, Anđelka, Anđelko, Andjela, Anđa(Serbian) Angela(Slovak) Angela(Slovene) Ángel, Ángela, Ángeles, Angélica, Angelino, Angelita(Spanish) Anzhela, Anzhelika(Ukrainian)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious  


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 108.
Entry updated April 23, 2024