Quick Facts on Angeline
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AN-jəl-een (English); awn-zhə-LEEN (French)
Characteristics of Angeline
Etymology & Historical Origin - Angeline
Angeline is the French diminutive of Angela (just as Angélique is the French form of Angelica). All of the “Angel” names are ultimately derived from the Greek αγγελος (“angelos”) meaning “messenger” which would later acquire its full meaning (i.e., messenger of God, specifically) from the Bible. Angelica is derived from Latin adjective “angelicus” meaning “angelic” which became Angélique to the French. As a diminutive form, Angeline could be said to mean “little angel”. The French pronunciation is awn-zhə-LEEN but when the English use it, they say AN-jəl-een. Angeline is still used with some frequency in France, but less so in the United States. The more flowery four-syllable Angelina has become more common today.
Popularity of the Name Angeline
Angeline has a long history of usage in the United States dating back to at least the late 19th century (which is when the U.S. government first began tracking naming trends in 1880). Her peak popularity was achieved during the 19-teens and 20s when she reached as high as position #183 on the Top 1000 list (1915). For whatever reason, Angeline dropped from popularity between the 1960s and 1990s when, for the most part, she fell into the shadows. Recently resurrected in 2006, Angeline is still the least popular of all the Angel names for baby girls in America. Parents are opting for the four-syllable fancy Angelina over all the others thanks to the ϋber-celebrity status of Angelina Jolie (Angelina is almost a Top 100 favorite nationwide). Angela and Angel still do quite well, followed by Angelica, Angelique and Angie. Collectively the female Angel names are bestowed upon over 8,500 baby girls per year putting them on par with trendy names like Lily and Grace. From an overall trend perspective, American parents are getting more flowery and fancy with their daughter’s names now as they replace many French forms with Latinate versions. Just consider: Adrienne –> Adriana, Amelie –> Amelia, Camille –> Camila, Danielle –> Daniella, Gabrielle –> Gabriella, Julie –> Julia, Marie –> Maria, and Sophie –> Sophia. Everyone is going mad over that one extra syllable! Yet there’s something to be said about the more understated and elegant French forms of such names in our opinion.
Popularity of the Girl Name Angeline
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Angeline
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Angeline
Angeline We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Angeline.
Popular Songs on Angeline
Angeline - a song by Building 429
Angeline - a song by Elton John
Angeline - a song by Erica Wheeler
Angeline - a song by Faithless
Angeline - a song by Joan Baez
Angeline - a song by The Allman Brothers Band
Angeline Is Always Friday - a song by The Seekers
Angeline is Coming Home - a song by The Badlees
Sweet Angeline - a song by Mott The Hoople
Sweet Angeline - a song by David Allan Coe
Children's Books on the Baby Name Angeline
Artemis Fowl Series (Eoin Colfer) - Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius-and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of the bedtime stories-they're dangerous! Angeline Fowl is the name of Artemis Fowl's mother in the book series recommended for ages 10-14.
Dear Dumb Diary Series (Jim Benton) - Take a peek inside the diaries of Jamie Kelly! She's cool (sometimes), nice (mostly), and funny (always). Kid-friendly humor and art, along with Jim Benton's signature style make this series a standout! Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes mean) diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be. Read as Jamie contends with Angeline, the school's prettiest, most popular girl (who Jamie thinks is a goon!) and the impending visit of her troll-like little cousin. Will Jamie survive? Will she go mad? Will she send her mom's nasty casserole to starving children in Wheretheheckistan? You'll just have to read the first installment of Dear Dumb Diary to find out! Recommended for ages 9-14.
Someday Angeline (Louis Sachar) - Nobody understands why Angeline is so smart. She could read the first time she picked up a book, she can play the piano without ever having had a lesson, and she even knows what the weather is going to be. But being smart is causing Angeline nothing but trouble. The mean kids in school call her a freak, her teacher finds her troublesome, and even her own father doesn't know what to do with an eight-year-old girl who seems to be a genius. Angeline doesn't want to be either a genius or a freak. She just wants the chance to be herself and be happy. But it's only when she makes friends with a boy the kids call "Goon" and the teacher they call "Mr. Bone" that Angeline gets that chance. Recommended for ages 8-11.
Famous People Named Angeline
Famous People Named Angeline - Angeline Quinto (Filipino singer and actress); Angeline Ball (Irish actress); Angeline Malik (Pakistani director/actress); Princess Angeline (Native American princess, daughter of Chief Seattle); Angeline Stickney (American suffragist and abolitionist)
Children of Famous People Named Angeline
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Angeline - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Angeline.
Angeline - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Angeline - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Angeline.
Personality of the Girl Name Angeline
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Angeline