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Meaning and Origin of: Angel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Heavenly messenger
  • English : Messenger

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from Middle English angel ‘angel’ (from Latin angelus), probably applied as a nickname for someone of angelic temperament or appearance or for someone who played the part of an angel in a pageant. As a North American surname it may also be an Americanized form of a cognate European surname, as for example Italian Angelo, Rumanian Anghel, Czech Anděl, or Hungarian Angyal.
  • German : ethnic name for a member of a Germanic people on the Jutland peninsula; members of this tribe invaded eastern and northern Britain in the 5th–6th centuries and gave their name to England. See Engel.
  • Slovenian (eastern Slovenia) : from the Latin personal name Angelus.

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