Gender Masculine

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 & CulturesAingeru(Basque) Angel(Bulgarian) Àngel(Catalan) Anđelko, Anđelo(Croatian) Angel(English) Ange(French) Anxo(Galician) Angelos(Greek) Angelo, Angelino, Angiolo, Giotto, Lino(Italian) Angelus(Late Roman) Angel, Angjelko(Macedonian) Ângelo, Angelino(Portuguese) Anghel(Romanian) Ànghelu(Sardinian) Anđelko(Serbian) Ángel, Angelino(Spanish)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 108.
Entry updated December 7, 2022