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Pronunciation

eɪnʤəl

Origin

English, Slavic

Meaning

This name for baby boys does particularly well in Spanish-language countries and communities, where it’s pronounced “angh-hel”. With popularity stemming from the Middle Ages, Angel is derived from the Greek angelos, meaning “messenger”. It still ranks high on the charts, along with other Spanish-language classics like Xavier and José. No need to be Spanish to add this heavenly name to your list!

Rank in the year 2015

Angel was ranked #95 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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