Angela

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See also: angelą, Ángela, Angéla, and anĝela

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine form of Church Latin Angelus, from Ancient Greek angelos "messenger, angel".

Proper noun[edit]

Angela

  1. A female given name.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene: III:iii:56
      Faire Angela (quoth she) men do her call, / No whit lesse faire, then terrible in fight: / She hath the leading of a Martiall / And mighty people, dreaded more then all / The other Saxons, which do for her sake / And love, themselves of her name Angles call.
    • 1996 Frank McCourt: Angela's Ashes. HarperCollins. ISBN 0 00 649840 X Chapter I, page 5:
      And the child was named Angela for the Angelus which rang the midnight hour, the New Year, the minute of her coming and because she was a little angel anyway.
      ibid., page 39:
      The man says his name is Mr. Dimino and that's his wife, Angela, behind the counter. I tell him that's my mother's name. No kiddin', kid. Your mother is Angela? I didn't know the Irish had any Angelas.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Name of an Italian 15th/16th century saint. In general use in English since the 18th century.

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Estonian[edit]

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Angela

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Angela.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Angela

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Angela.

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Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Angela f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Angela.

Latin[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Angela f (genitive Angelae); first declension

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Angela.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Angela Angelae
genitive Angelae Angelārum
dative Angelae Angelīs
accusative Angelam Angelās
ablative Angelā Angelīs
vocative Angela Angelae

Swedish[edit]

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Angela

  1. A female given name, cognate to Angela.

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