[ 2 syll. an-gel, ang-el ] The baby girl name Angel is also used, and more commonly so, as a boy name. It is pronounced EYN-JHahL (English) †. Angel's language of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly used in English. Angel is a contracted form of Angela.
See also the related form, the English Angeleah.
Angel is a rather popular baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1950s up to the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2002, 0.156% of baby girls were named Angel. It had a ranking of #110 then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #368 with a usage of 0.046%. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Angel, Angela was the most frequently used. It was more commonly used than Angel by 46% in 2018. Though there were times from 1970 to 1986 when more girls than boys were given the name Angel, the name is today more frequently used for boys. There were 5 times more boys than girls who were named Angel in 2017.
Baby names that sound like Angel include Angell, Aimil, Ainslea, Ainslee, Ainslei, Ainsleigh, Ainsley, Ainslie, Ainsly, Ainslye, Angelle, Aynslea, Aynslee, Aynsleigh, Aynsley, Aynslie, Aynsly, Emelye, Emille, and Emilye.
† Pronunciation for Angel: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Angel is Model, Angel Carter, born 7 December 1987, Tampa, Florida.