Angel Name Meaning & Origin

Angel

Pronunciation: AHN-khayl, AYN-jəl (key)

Origin of the name Angel:

Derived from the Greek angelos (messenger). In New Testament Greek, the word took on the meaning “divine messenger, messenger of God.” Var: Angel, Angell, Anzioleto, Anziolo.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Angelo, Angelos

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Angel Corella, male ballet dancer.
Angel is the daughter of Eddie Murphy and Melanie Brown (Spice Girl)
Chris ANGEL, Magician.

Angel in song, story & screen

A fictional male vampire portrayed in both "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" by David Boreanaz.
Angel Clare, Tess' beloved in Thomas Hardy's classic novel "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
"How Angel Peterson Got His Name", children's novel by Gary Paulsen.
Angel Dumott Schunard from "Rent", by Jonathon Larson.
Angel was a character on Australian T.V soap Home and Away, played by Melissa George.

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