Angela \a-nge-la, an-gela\ as a girl's name is pronounced AN-je-lah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Angela is "messenger; messenger of God". From Church Latin, a feminine form of the boy's name Angelus. The older feminine form Angelis has been replaced by Angela, which became popular in Britain and America from the 18th century. The word "angel" is also used as an affectionate term for a good (or pretty) girl. Angie is the pet form; Aingeal is the Irish Gaelic version. Actresses Angela Lansbury, Angelis Dickinson, Angela Bassett, Angelina Jolie, Angie Harmon.
Angela has 47 variant forms: Aingeal, Andjelija, Andjelka, Ange, Angel, Angele, Angelee, Angelena, Angelene, Angeles, Angeleta, Angeli, Angelia, Angelica, Angelika, Angeliki, Angelina, Angeline, Angelique, Angelita, Angell, Angella, Angelle, Angellina, Angelyn, Angelynn, Angie, Angil, Angila, Angla, Anglea, Angy, Angyola, Aniela, Anjel, Anjela, Anjelica, Anjelika, Anjewela, Anngela, Anngil, Anngilla, Anngiola, Annjela, Annijilla, Gelya and Tangela.