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Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe (known in English as the Angles). Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".
Feminine FormsAngela, Angelika(German)
Other Languages & CulturesDeangelo(African American) Aingeru(Basque) Angel(Bulgarian) Àngel(Catalan) Anđelko, Anđelo(Croatian) Anděl(Czech) Angel(English) Anxo(Galician) Angelos(Greek) Angelo, Angelino, Angiolo, Giotto(Italian) Angelus(Late Roman) Angel, Angjelko(Macedonian) Anghel(Romanian) Ànghelu(Sardinian) Anđelko(Serbian) Ángel, Angelino(Spanish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 108

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