Gender Masculine & Feminine

Meaning & History

Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word Engel meaning "angel".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAnxhela(Albanian) Aingeru(Basque) Anzhela(Belarusian) Angel, Anzhela(Bulgarian) Àngel, Àngela(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) Anxo(Galician) Angela, Angeliki, Angelos, Kiki(Greek) Angéla, Angelika, Angyalka(Hungarian) Aingeal(Irish) Angela, Angelica, Angelo, Angelina, Angelino, Angiolo, Giotto, Lino(Italian) Angela, Angelus(Late Roman) Anželika(Latvian) Angelica(Literature) Anželika(Lithuanian) Angel, Angela, Angjelko(Macedonian) Angelika, Aniela, Andżelika, Anielka(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)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 108.

Entry updated November 20, 2020