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Angela

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Messenger of God
  • #84 All Time
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2k Angelie (French)

How popular is the name "Angela" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 7 7 0
1881 9 9 0
1882 24 24 0
1883 22 22 0
1884 20 20 0
1885 18 18 0
1886 24 24 0
1887 33 33 0
1888 33 33 0
1889 42 42 0
1890 45 45 0
1891 29 29 0
1892 63 63 0
1893 67 67 0
1894 64 64 0
1895 70 70 0
1896 60 60 0
1897 95 95 0
1898 98 98 0
1899 80 80 0
1900 107 107 0
1901 89 89 0
1902 116 116 0
1903 132 132 0
1904 124 124 0
1905 148 148 0
1906 123 123 0
1907 174 174 0
1908 183 183 0
1909 204 204 0
1910 260 260 0
1911 292 292 0
1912 398 398 0
1913 447 447 0
1914 590 590 0
1915 698 698 0
1916 715 715 0
1917 742 742 0
1918 726 721 5
1919 654 654 0
1920 674 665 9
1921 679 671 8
1922 648 640 8
1923 671 666 5
1924 605 600 5
1925 565 560 5
1926 577 572 5
1927 609 601 8
1928 629 622 7
1929 683 675 8
1930 650 640 10
1931 619 619 0
1932 616 608 8
1933 577 577 0
1934 626 626 0
1935 617 617 0
1936 596 596 0
1937 790 783 7
1938 728 717 11
1939 733 733 0
1940 727 727 0
1941 826 821 5
1942 1,022 1,016 6
1943 941 933 8
1944 1,012 1,006 6
1945 1,065 1,059 6
1946 1,285 1,279 6
1947 1,648 1,648 0
1948 1,803 1,803 0
1949 1,968 1,968 0
1950 2,061 2,056 5
1951 2,145 2,139 6
1952 2,652 2,644 8
1953 3,187 3,176 11
1954 3,555 3,547 8
1955 3,899 3,894 5
1956 5,040 5,029 11 #93 girl name
1957 5,337 5,324 13 #89 girl name
1958 5,776 5,759 17 #83 girl name
1959 6,797 6,776 21 #68 girl name
1960 8,701 8,680 21 #50 girl name
1961 10,857 10,833 24 #38 girl name
1962 11,687 11,660 27 #36 girl name
1963 13,312 13,277 35 #30 girl name
1964 16,301 16,258 43 #22 girl name
1965 18,792 18,751 41 #10 girl name
1966 18,581 18,533 48 #9 girl name
1967 19,605 19,540 65 #7 girl name
1968 20,713 20,662 51 #7 girl name
1969 21,103 21,054 49 #7 girl name
1970 25,007 24,924 83 #6 girl name
1971 25,979 25,887 92 #6 girl name
1972 23,624 23,554 70 #6 girl name
1973 20,966 20,893 73 #7 girl name
1974 22,888 22,799 89 #5 girl name
1975 23,443 23,353 90 #5 girl name
1976 22,100 22,042 58 #5 girl name
1977 21,070 20,996 74 #6 girl name
1978 20,576 20,503 73 #7 girl name
1979 20,328 20,258 70 #8 girl name
1980 18,026 17,968 58 #12 girl name
1981 15,969 15,917 52 #15 girl name
1982 15,056 14,999 57 #16 girl name
1983 13,255 13,219 36 #22 girl name
1984 11,352 11,294 58 #26 girl name
1985 10,269 10,226 43 #31 girl name
1986 9,311 9,268 43 #33 girl name
1987 8,629 8,580 49 #35 girl name
1988 7,942 7,909 33 #38 girl name
1989 7,254 7,200 54 #47 girl name
1990 6,694 6,664 30 #52 girl name
1991 5,817 5,799 18 #59 girl name
1992 5,090 5,075 15 #69 girl name
1993 4,579 4,569 10 #73 girl name
1994 4,423 4,414 9 #81 girl name
1995 4,125 4,118 7 #85 girl name
1996 3,877 3,864 13 #90 girl name
1997 3,666 3,650 16 #93 girl name
1998 3,379 3,369 10 #100 girl name
1999 3,641 3,629 12 #90 girl name
2000 3,831 3,822 9 #80 girl name
2001 3,924 3,912 12 #77 girl name
2002 3,718 3,710 8 #83 girl name
2003 3,329 3,317 12
2004 3,166 3,157 9
2005 2,903 2,893 10
2006 2,931 2,922 9
2007 2,756 2,749 7
2008 2,544 2,536 8
2009 2,255 2,255 0
2010 1,911 1,911 0
2011 1,670 1,670 0
2012 1,635 1,635 0
2013 1,636 1,636 0
2014 1,722 1,722 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Angela? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 661,381 babies born with the name Angela in the United States. That's more than enough Angelas to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Angela" was in 1971 with a total of 25,887 babies. (That's a lot of baby Angelas)

According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Angela" ranks #11 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 795 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1977. Across the entire United States a total of 21,070 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Angela popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Angela" mean? The list below shows the origins of Angela as well as things modernly associated with the name Angela such as celebrities named Angela.

English

Origin and Meaning of Angela

The name "Angela" is of English origin, and it means "Messenger of God". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is an officeholder. Angela was born in 1954 as Angela Dorothea Kasner in Hamburg, West Germany.

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Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Angie was born in 1972 as Angela Michelle Harmon in Highland Park, Texas, U.S.

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Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Angela was born in 1958 as Angela Evelyn Bassett in New York, New York, U.S.

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Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury is an actress, singer, songwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1944 to present. Angela was born in 1925 as Angela Brigid Lansbury in Regent's Park, London, England.

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Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan is an artist. Isadora was born in 1877 as Angela Isadora Duncan in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Angie Everhart

Angie Everhart is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Angie was born in 1969 as Angela Kay Everhart in Akron, Ohio, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for nice, need I say more?

G is for grace, an admirable trait!

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Alegna". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Algaen". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Angela born May 21, 1935

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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