The Best Baby Names That Mean Angel

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If you're looking for a heavenly name for your little one, you may be on the hunt for some baby names meaning angel. An angel is seen as a guardian of humanity, and therefore associated with hope, good fortune, and love. If you're on the hunt for the perfect divine name, this angel name list has you covered. 

There are many boy and girl names that mean angel literally. The name Angela translates to angel and has attractive variations like Angelica and Angelique. It also has male variations, like Angelo. The name Michelangelo - associated with the famed painter - means "Michael angel," referring to the biblical archangel. For more unique options, the German boy's name "Engel" means angel, and the unisex Arabic name "Malak" also translates to angel directly. 

However, there are also plenty of names associated with the angelic. A variety of attractive names - such as Gabriel, Ariel, and Sariel - refer to biblical archangels. Some cute female names have meanings associated with God, heaven, and angels. Gloria is thought of as the song of angels and Celeste means heavenly. 

Do you have a favorite baby name for the little angel in your life? Give the best options a thumbs up, and please add any good names we may have missed.

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  • 1
    259 votes

    Unisex, Biblical Greek: Means "lion of God" and is the name of an angel that appears throughout the Bible 

  • 2
    357 votes


    Female, Latin: The one born in heaven like an Angel

  • 3
    219 votes


    Female, Roman: Derived from seraphim, an order of six-winged angels in the Bible 

  • 4
    180 votes

    Male, Hebrew: Means "God is my strength," references the archangel who announced Christ's birth 

  • 5
    219 votes


  • 6
    184 votes

    Male, Hebrew: One of the seven archangels of the God