Angela (given name)


Angela (given name)

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Angela


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gender = Female
meaning = "Messenger"
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origin = Greek
related names = Angie, Angel, Angelina, Angeline, Angelika, Angelita
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Angela is a female given name. It is derived from the Greek word ángelos (αγγελος), meaning "messenger".In the United States, the name "Angela" peaked in popularity during the mid-1970s. Also it meant very pretty or cute in the states. It was the fifth most popular name for girls born between 1974 and 1976 [http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/index.html] .

*Angela of Foligno (1248-1309) Franciscan, Catholic, Saint
*Angela Bassett - American actress
*Angela Beesley - Former member of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation
*Angela Bowie, first wife of David Bowie, often known as "Angie Bowie"
*Angela Chang (born 1982) - Taiwanese pop singer
*Angela Davis (born 1944) - American political activist
*Angela Christine Smith - Member of the British Parliament
*Angela Evans Smith - Member of the British Parliament
*Angela Smith (squash) (born 1953) - British. Champion squash player and pioneer of female sport.
*Angela Gheorghiu (born 1965) - a Romanian opera diva
*Angela Gossow - German heavy-metal singer
*Angela Kennecke - anchor at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
*Angela Kinsey - Emmy Award-winning American actress.
*Angela Lansbury (born 1925) - American actress
*Angela Lanza (actress) - American actress from "The Perez Family"
*Angela Lanza (singer) - American singer, known most for touring overseas for U.S. troops
*Angela Lindvall (born 1979) - American Supermodel
*Angela Little - Playboy Playmate for August 1998
*Angela Martin - Fictional accountant from the US television series "The Office", played by Angela Kinsey.
*Angela Maurer (born 1975) - German long-distance swimmer
*Angela Melini - (born 1969) Playboy Playmate for June 1992
*Angela Merici - Catholic Saint
*Angela Merkel (born 1954) - Chancellor of Germany
*Angela Postma (born 1971) - Dutch freestyle swimmer
*Angela Tong (born 1975) - Hong Kong actress
*Angela Via (born 1981) - American singer
*Angela Chase - A fictional character from the television series, "My So-Called Life", played by American actress Claire Danes

Angela can also have many variations (for example Angie, Angel, Angelina, Angeline, Angelika, Angelita)


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