Angela

First Name
664k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
233
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Angela

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

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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

Notable Persons Named Angela

Angela Merkel is a Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Christian Democratic Union, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Women, Youth, Christian Democratic Union of Germany, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, Nuclear Safety, Federal M. Angela was born on July 17th, 1954 in Hamburg.

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Blac Chyna is a noteworthy person. Blac was given the name Angela Renee White on May 11th, 1988. Blac is also known as Chy.

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Dame Angela Lansbury is an actress, singer, songwriter, producer, and writer. She has been prominent since 1944. Dame was given the name Angela Brigid Lansbury on October 16th, 1925 in Regent's Park.

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Angela Yvonne Davis is an educator, author, and social activist. Angela was born Angela Yvonne Davis on January 26th, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

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Angela Bassett is an actress. She has been prominent since 1985. Angela was given the name Angela Evelyn Bassett on August 16th, 1958 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Angie Harmon is an actress, model, and actor. She was most prominent from 1995 to present. Angie was given the name Angela Michelle Harmon on August 10th, 1972 in Highland Park, Texas, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Angela

Angela is a comics character.

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Princess Angela is royalty. She holds the title Princess of Liechtenstein; Countess Rietberg. Princess was born on February 3rd, 1958 in Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro.

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Sharon Angela is an actor, screenwriter, film director, and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1992.

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Alberto Angela is a paleontologist and scientific popularizer. Alberto was born on April 8th, 1962 in Paris.

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June Angela is an actress, singer, tap dancer, actor, and singing. She was most active from 1971 to 1971. June was born on August 18th, 1959 in New York City.

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Piero Angela is a science journalist and pianist. Piero was born on December 22nd, 1928 in Turin.

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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 716 716 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 726 726 0
1941 826 821 5
1942 1,022 1,016 6
1943 941 933 8
1944 1,013 1,007 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 2,062 2,057 5
1951 2,146 2,140 6
1952 2,648 2,640 8
1953 3,192 3,181 11
1954 3,556 3,548 8
1955 3,896 3,891 5
1956 5,042 5,031 11 #93 girl name
1957 5,340 5,327 13 #89 girl name
1958 5,774 5,757 17 #83 girl name
1959 6,797 6,775 22 #68 girl name
1960 8,702 8,681 21 #51 girl name
1961 10,858 10,834 24 #38 girl name
1962 11,686 11,659 27 #36 girl name
1963 13,313 13,278 35 #30 girl name
1964 16,304 16,261 43 #22 girl name
1965 18,794 18,753 41 #10 girl name
1966 18,580 18,532 48 #9 girl name
1967 19,606 19,541 65 #7 girl name
1968 20,717 20,666 51 #7 girl name
1969 21,101 21,052 49 #7 girl name
1970 25,011 24,928 83 #6 girl name
1971 25,982 25,890 92 #6 girl name
1972 23,629 23,559 70 #6 girl name
1973 20,966 20,893 73 #7 girl name
1974 22,887 22,798 89 #5 girl name
1975 23,446 23,356 90 #5 girl name
1976 22,099 22,041 58 #5 girl name
1977 21,072 20,998 74 #6 girl name
1978 20,584 20,511 73 #7 girl name
1979 20,327 20,257 70 #8 girl name
1980 18,027 17,969 58 #12 girl name
1981 15,970 15,918 52 #15 girl name
1982 15,061 15,004 57 #16 girl name
1983 13,255 13,219 36 #22 girl name
1984 11,352 11,294 58 #26 girl name
1985 10,270 10,227 43 #31 girl name
1986 9,311 9,268 43 #33 girl name
1987 8,630 8,581 49 #35 girl name
1988 7,945 7,912 33 #38 girl name
1989 7,253 7,199 54 #47 girl name
1990 6,694 6,664 30 #52 girl name
1991 5,817 5,799 18 #59 girl name
1992 5,092 5,077 15 #69 girl name
1993 4,578 4,568 10 #73 girl name
1994 4,424 4,415 9 #81 girl name
1995 4,125 4,118 7 #85 girl name
1996 3,877 3,864 13 #90 girl name
1997 3,667 3,651 16 #93 girl name
1998 3,379 3,368 11 #100 girl name
1999 3,641 3,629 12 #90 girl name
2000 3,833 3,824 9 #80 girl name
2001 3,924 3,912 12 #77 girl name
2002 3,719 3,711 8 #83 girl name
2003 3,330 3,318 12
2004 3,166 3,157 9
2005 2,903 2,893 10
2006 2,933 2,924 9
2007 2,760 2,753 7
2008 2,544 2,536 8
2009 2,257 2,257 0
2010 1,913 1,913 0
2011 1,675 1,675 0
2012 1,637 1,637 0
2013 1,642 1,642 0
2014 1,732 1,732 0
2015 1,485 1,485 0
2016 1,503 1,503 0

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Popularity of Angela as a first name

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Popularity of Angela as a last name

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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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Fun Facts about the name Angela

  • How Popular is the name Angela? Angela is the 85th most popular name of all time. As a last name Angela was the 81,181st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Angela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 664,456 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 25,890 babies. That's a lot of babies named Angela!
  • Random Angela Factoid: According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Angela ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 92 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1955.
  • 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 Agnlea. 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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