Angelica

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89k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
399
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Angelica

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An*gel"i*ca
Senses
  1. An aromatic umbelliferous plant (Archangelica officinalis or Angelica archangelica) the leaf stalks of which are sometimes candied and used in confectionery, and the roots and seeds as an aromatic tonic.
  2. The candied leaf stalks of angelica.

Etymology: NL. See Angelic

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Aromatic stems or leaves or roots of Angelica Archangelica
  2. Candied stalks of the angelica plant
  3. Any of various tall and stout herbs of the genus Angelica having pinnately compound leaves and small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels
Wiktionary

Church Latin angelica (“angelic”), or a Latinate elaboration of Angela. Name of a heroine in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1516).

  1. A female given name.

Angelica was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Italian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Angelica

Angelica was given the name Angelica Schuyler by her parent Philip Schuyler on February 20th, 1756 in Albany, New York. She left this life on March 13th, 1814.

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She was most prominent from 2012 to present. Angélica was born on August 2nd, 1969 in Mexico City.

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Angel Locsin is an actor, model (people), film producer, fashion design, actress, model, producer, and fashion designer. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Angel was given the name Angelica Locsin Colmenares on April 23rd, 1985 in Bulacan.

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Angelica "Angel" Jones is a comics character.

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Angelica Kauffman was an artist in the field of painting. Angelica was given the name Maria Anna Angelika Kauffmann on October 30th, 1741 in Chur, League of God's House, present day Graubünden, Switzerland. She died on November 5th, 1807.

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Angelica was born on February 15th, 1968 in Tisalok, Hungary.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Angelica

Mary Angelica is a nun and religious sister. She was most prominent from 1970 to 2001. Mary was given the name Rita Antoinette Rizzo on April 20th, 1923 in Canton, Ohio. Mary is also known as Sister Angelica.

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Angelica was born on May 21st, 1972. Angelica is also known as Garcia and Angelica.

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She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Kris was given the name Kris Angelica A. Dela Cruz on January 2nd, 1999.

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How popular is the baby name Angelica in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1892 5 5 0
1896 5 5 0
1897 7 7 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 5 5 0
1909 6 6 0
1910 11 11 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 23 23 0
1913 14 14 0
1914 19 19 0
1915 22 22 0
1916 25 25 0
1917 18 18 0
1918 23 23 0
1919 15 15 0
1920 24 24 0
1921 22 22 0
1922 28 28 0
1923 30 30 0
1924 56 56 0
1925 30 30 0
1926 28 28 0
1927 30 30 0
1928 29 29 0
1929 29 29 0
1930 42 42 0
1931 36 36 0
1932 30 30 0
1933 27 27 0
1934 26 26 0
1935 31 31 0
1936 39 39 0
1937 29 29 0
1938 40 40 0
1939 29 29 0
1940 39 39 0
1941 30 30 0
1942 33 33 0
1943 35 35 0
1944 35 35 0
1945 32 32 0
1946 43 43 0
1947 51 51 0
1948 46 46 0
1949 43 43 0
1950 67 67 0
1951 48 48 0
1952 59 59 0
1953 77 77 0
1954 87 87 0
1955 96 96 0
1956 88 88 0
1957 90 90 0
1958 93 93 0
1959 124 124 0
1960 127 127 0
1961 147 147 0
1962 148 148 0
1963 187 187 0
1964 239 239 0
1965 249 249 0
1966 247 247 0
1967 311 311 0
1968 314 314 0
1969 397 397 0
1970 595 589 6
1971 640 640 0
1972 664 664 0
1973 775 770 5
1974 1,074 1,062 12
1975 1,219 1,211 8
1976 1,212 1,212 0
1977 1,141 1,133 8
1978 1,154 1,147 7
1979 1,305 1,305 0
1980 1,464 1,454 10
1981 1,510 1,501 9
1982 1,513 1,497 16
1983 1,475 1,462 13
1984 1,391 1,380 11
1985 1,556 1,542 14
1986 2,167 2,146 21
1987 2,621 2,602 19
1988 2,632 2,613 19
1989 2,901 2,875 26
1990 2,738 2,718 20
1991 2,832 2,820 12
1992 3,330 3,322 8 #100 girl name
1993 3,251 3,240 11 #98 girl name
1994 3,085 3,076 9
1995 3,370 3,355 15
1996 3,412 3,404 8 #97 girl name
1997 3,387 3,381 6
1998 3,182 3,182 0
1999 2,827 2,820 7
2000 2,399 2,394 5
2001 2,436 2,436 0
2002 2,277 2,272 5
2003 2,209 2,209 0
2004 1,938 1,938 0
2005 1,794 1,788 6
2006 1,667 1,667 0
2007 1,518 1,513 5
2008 1,336 1,336 0
2009 1,124 1,124 0
2010 931 931 0
2011 865 865 0
2012 832 832 0
2013 732 732 0
2014 735 735 0
2015 749 749 0
2016 609 609 0

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Popularity of Angelica as a first name

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Popularity of Angelica as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Angelica U.S.
  White 68.67% 64.26%
  African American 1.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 27.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Angelica

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

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Fun Facts about the name Angelica

  • How Popular is the name Angelica? Angelica is the 687th most popular name of all time. As a last name Angelica was the 52,037th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Angelica have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 89,010 babies born with the first name Angelica in the United States. That's more than enough people named Angelica to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Angelica? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Angelica first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Angelica is Wednesday, October 1st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Angelica born? The highest recorded use of the first name Angelica was in 1996 with a total of 3,404 babies. That's a lot of babies named Angelica!
  • Random Angelica Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Angelica ranks 77th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 72 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Angelica: Your name in reverse order is Acilegna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ailangce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Angelica? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 399 people with the last name Angelica.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Angelica? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Angelica as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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