Complete Definition of "Angela"

English

Etymology
Feminine form of Church Latin Angelus, from AGr. angelos "messenger, angel". Name of an Italian 15th/16th century saint.

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. given name|female in regular use since the 18th century.

Translations
trans-top|female given name
French: Angèle
German: Angela
trans-mid
Italian: Angela
Swedish: Angela
trans-bottom

Quotations
1996 Frank McCourt?: Angela's Ashes. HarperCollins? Publishers, Chapter I, page 5:
:And the child was named Angela for the Angelus which rang the midnight hour, the New Year, the minute of her coming and because she was a little angel anyway.
:::ibid., page 39:
:The man says his name is Mr. Dimino and that's his wife, Angela, behind the counter. I tell him that's my mother's name. No kiddin', kid. Your mother is Angela? I didn't know the Irish had any Angelas.

Related terms
pet form: Angie
variants: Angel, Angelica, Angelina, Angeline, Angelique
male names: Angel, Angelo


German

Proper noun
infl|de|proper noun

  1. given name|female||de:, cognate to English #English|Angela.

Related terms
Angelika, Angelina


Swedish

Proper noun
infl|sv|proper noun

  1. given name|female||sv:, cognate to #English|Angela.

Related terms
Angelica

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