The word "angel" has Christian roots and was created to describe spiritual beings who supposedly act as messengers for the Christian God — but nowadays, the word is not always so religious. In fact, many of us use the term for any person — or particularly well-behaved pet — who embodies joy and peace. And isn't that what we hope for our babies?
Angelic baby names ring especially true when you spend quiet moments staring at your sleeping angel, but as your baby grows into adulthood, a sweet name will bring you right back to their cherubic days. The angelic baby names ahead are fit for a real-life cherub — or at least a kid that looks angelic even when they misbehave.
The name Angel is of Spanish origin and is generally considered a boy's name, although it could be just as beautiful for a baby girl. You can also consider these baby names that are based on Angel.
If you are looking for a unique and beautiful name, these angel names are otherworldly and ethereal. Why not match the angel name with an attribute you hope your child exemplifies?
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Originally published December 2011. Updated October 2017.
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