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663k
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since 1880
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233
in the U.S.
in 2010

Angela

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How popular is the baby 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 610 602 8
1928 628 621 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 618 618 0
1936 595 595 0
1937 791 784 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 1,802 1,802 0
1949 1,968 1,968 0
1950 2,063 2,058 5
1951 2,145 2,139 6
1952 2,650 2,642 8
1953 3,190 3,179 11
1954 3,554 3,546 8
1955 3,897 3,892 5
1956 5,042 5,031 11 #93 girl name
1957 5,337 5,324 13 #89 girl name
1958 5,774 5,757 17 #83 girl name
1959 6,798 6,777 21 #68 girl name
1960 8,700 8,679 21 #51 girl name
1961 10,861 10,837 24 #38 girl name
1962 11,685 11,658 27 #36 girl name
1963 13,311 13,276 35 #30 girl name
1964 16,302 16,259 43 #22 girl name
1965 18,794 18,753 41 #10 girl name
1966 18,579 18,531 48 #9 girl name
1967 19,606 19,541 65 #7 girl name
1968 20,715 20,664 51 #7 girl name
1969 21,102 21,053 49 #7 girl name
1970 25,009 24,926 83 #6 girl name
1971 25,978 25,886 92 #6 girl name
1972 23,628 23,558 70 #6 girl name
1973 20,966 20,893 73 #7 girl name
1974 22,888 22,799 89 #5 girl name
1975 23,444 23,354 90 #5 girl name
1976 22,101 22,043 58 #5 girl name
1977 21,070 20,996 74 #6 girl name
1978 20,582 20,509 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 15,059 15,002 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 7,944 7,911 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 5,091 5,076 15 #69 girl name
1993 4,578 4,568 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 3,380 3,369 11 #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 2,759 2,752 7
2008 2,544 2,536 8
2009 2,256 2,256 0
2010 1,913 1,913 0
2011 1,670 1,670 0
2012 1,636 1,636 0
2013 1,640 1,640 0
2014 1,730 1,730 0
2015 1,480 1,480 0

Fun Facts about the name Angela

  • How many people with the first name Angela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 662,903 babies born with the first name Angela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Angela to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Angela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Angela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Angela is Saturday, April 21st, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Angela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Angela was in 1971 with a total of 25,886 babies. That's a lot of babies named Angela!
  • Random Angela Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Angela ranks 35th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 89 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Angela: Your name in reverse order is Alegna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ngeala. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Angela? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 233 people with the last name Angela.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Angela? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Angela as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Angela

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  • Smith
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Gonzalez
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Perez
  • Lopez
  • Jones
  • Rivera
  • Diaz
  • Davis
  • Torres
  • Wilson
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Angela U.S.
  White 66.09% 64.26%
  African American 8.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Angela

People with the last name Angela are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

Feminine form of Church Latin Angelus, from Ancient Greek ἄγγελος (ángelos, “messenger, angel”).

  1. A female given name.

Angela was also found in the following language(s): Estonian, Faroese, German, Italian, Latin, Slovak, and Swedish

Angela Merkel

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

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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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Angela Cartwright

Angela Cartwright is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1956 to present. Angela was born in 1952 as Angela Margaret Cartwright in Altrincham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

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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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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Angela

Angela Davis
Angela Simmons
Angela Simpson
Angela Stacy
Angela Yee
Angela Winbush

What does the name Angela mean?

Ais for artistic, adding beauty to the world

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Gis for gem, the jewel you are.

Eis for early, promptness is a virtue

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Ais for amenable, for your easy going nature.

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