The Cambridge Dictionary defines the word ‘angel’ as:
“A spiritual being in some religions who is believed to be a messenger of God usually represented as having a human form with wings”
Angels are discussed in many religions, including Christianity and Judaism, and many parents in and out of these religions will tend to give their children names that are associated with angels.
But if you are after some of the more unique baby names for your bundle of joy that are associated with angels, then keep reading. Along with the names, we will also provide the meanings behind these specific names – so you can pick the perfect name for your child.
Angelic Names for Girls
This name means ‘daughter of God’ and was the Pharaoh’s daughter’s name in the Bible. The name conveys courage and moral strength.
Laila is the angel of conception – she protects as well as oversees childbirth. This name is quite popular as it’s one of the top 30 names in Australia alongside the United Kingdom.
This is one of the ten angels that escort the sun during its daily course. The name means ‘spring’ and is widely popular in Arabic. Moreover, Rabia is also one of the angels that accompanies the sun on its journey from dawn to dusk.
Melek is a name that originated in Turkey – it is a royal name that means ‘angel’ and was popular in Turkey in ancient times.
Coming from the term ‘seraph’ (angels that were regarded as ‘fiery ones’), this would be a wonderful name for your excitable baby girl. In Christianity, these angels were known to have 6 wings and would hang above God’s throne, the highest ranking angels!
If you’re looking for a more feminine take on the Hebrew name Michael, look no further. Roughly meaning ‘who is like God’, Michael is the leader of the heavenly armies in Christianity. If you’re not a Christian, this name will also work for Muslims that want a religious angel name, as Michael was the archangel of mercy in Islam.
So this one is a bit of a stretch – even though ‘angel’ does appear in the middle of this lovely name, the Greek meaning is ‘eu’ (good) and ‘angelma’ (news/tidings). Nevertheless, this is a wonderful name to celebrate your baby’s arrival in the world!
This name has separate meanings in two languages – another Greek baby name, meaning ‘angel’, or if you’re Italian, Agnola means ‘pure’.
This one is a combination of two Italian words: ‘rosa’ which means, you guessed it, rose, and ‘angela’ which means angel.
Meaning ‘bringer of good news’ with origins in Spanish and Portugese, this is a lovely and uncommon name to give your gorgeous newborn.
If you’re looking for a name that could be shortened pretty easily, look no further! This Indian name means ‘angel’.
This girls baby name stems from the Italian and more feminine version of the Hebrew name Gabriel (‘God is my strength’). In Christianity, Gabriel is the archangel that pays a visit to Mary to deliver the news that she will give birth to the baby Jesus. This is also a fitting name for any babies born around the Christmas holidays!
This name in Maori means ‘angel’.
This name stems from Hebrew and is a feminine alternative to the name Gabriel (the guardian angel).
This name is also Hebrew, Haniel is considered one of the seven archangels in Jewish angelology. The name means ‘God is my grace’.
Angel Names for Boys
Chamuel is one of the Kabbalah angels and is associated with courage and passion. The name is Hebrew and means ‘God has warmed’.
This name has German origins and translates to ‘angel-raven’.
In Jewish literature, Zerachiel is an archangel of healing and mercy.
The name Cassiel appears in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic mysticism; he is the protector of Capricorns (a wonderful choice if this will be your baby’s star sign). The name means ‘angel of Saturday’ (also a fitting pick if your baby’s due date falls on a Saturday)!
This name comes from the Coptic Orthodox Church – Ananiel is the archangel venerated there, this name means ‘rain of God’.
In Jewish and Christian mythology, Jophiel is the name of the archangel of wisdom – this name means ‘God is my beauty’.
This is another name hailing from the Coptic Orthodox Church. This is one of the more royal names – quite literally as Suriel means ‘Prince of God’.
Even though this name (along with six others) was removed from the list of angels in 145 AD, this is still a lovely name for your baby boy! The name is the anglicized take on the Hebrew ‘Uwriyel’, which roughly translates to ‘flame of God’/’the light of the Lord’.
A Latin take on the Hebrew ‘Reuwal’, this is the name of one of the seven angels in the Book of Enoch. This name means ‘friend of God’, and Raguel is known as the angel of harmony, justice, and fairness.
Taking the name from the archangel of benevolence, mercy, and freedom, this name in Hebrew means ‘righteousness of God’. it is also said that Zadkiel was the angel to have held Abraham’s hand in order to prevent him from sacrificing his son.
Translating to ‘the angel of mysteries’, this is the archangel that guards secrets in Judaism.
A lovely name that comes from the Old Testament – Orifiel is the archangel and the name means ‘my neck is God’.
This is the masculine take on the name Angela – it’s Greek and its meaning is ‘divine messenger of God’.
This has the word ‘angel’ twice in the name! Michael was an archangel with the meaning ‘one who is like God’, whilst Angelo is the Italian term for an angel.
Lastly, this is the name of an angel that is mentioned in the Book of Enoch, the name translates to ‘wall of God’.
Angelic Names For Your Little Ones
Our angel names has provided some great food for thought when it comes to naming your little one. Whether you want an angelic baby name for your little girl or a name that will give your little man wings there is plenty of choice out there.