Boy Names of Messenger theme
Messenger names for baby boys, related also with angel, with 51 entries. Messenger names have gravitas, as they carry the weight of a message that is thought to be of divine origin. These names are usually given in the context of imparting hope and happiness, such as with Gabriel, who was the archangel who announced the conception of Jesus to the virgin Mary. While Gabriel technically means ‘my strength is God’, the name has long been associated with the definition of a messenger. On the flipside, ‘messenger’ names can also carry news of death and destruction, such as with the name Talbot, which means messenger of destruction.
Messenger names are fairly popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1900s up to the 2000s. At the height of their usage in 2006, 0.855% of baby boys were given Messenger names. There were 6 Messenger names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Messenger names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2018, 6 Messenger names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 0.716%. Within all Messenger names, the English, Slavic, and Spanish Angel was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #72 and a usage of 0.2609%.