Feminine form of Church Latin Angelus, from AGr. angelos "messenger, angel". Name of an Italian 15th/16th century saint.
- given name|female in regular use since the 18th century.
trans-top|female given name
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.
pet form: Angie
variants: Angel, Angelica, Angelina, Angeline, Angelique
male names: Angel, Angelo
- given name|female||de:, cognate to English #English|Angela.
- given name|female||sv:, cognate to #English|Angela.