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Quick Facts on Angelo

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Italian
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 307
Simple meaning:
Messenger, angel

Characteristics of Angelo

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Angelo

Angelo is the Italian equivalent of the Medieval Latin masculine name Angelus which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature – an angel – itself originating from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger". Obviously a popular figure in Christianity, the angel gave birth to several variations of its name. The Spanish use Ángel, the Greeks use Angelos, the Czechs use Anděl and in the Basque country they say Aingeru. The diminutive of the Italian Angelo is Angelino (little angel) and the feminine forms are the familiar Angela and Angelina (also used by the English). Still distinctly Italian, Angelo is also sometimes used among Spanish and English speakers, as well.

Popularity of the Name Angelo

Angelo is a name that has been used with consistent moderation in the United States. The name has been on the charts since the U.S. government first began tracking naming trends more than 100 years ago. Angelo’s peak popularity came in the 1920s. Not coincidentally, the largest Italian wave of immigration into the United States took place between 1900 and 1914 during which time this lively bunch introduced a new set of names into the American consciousness. The name declined some during the 1950s but seems to be settling in around moderate levels of popularity. It’s a strong name with Italian confidence. Given the name’s meaning, there is a certain “angelic” quality to Angelo, but also a little bit of feistiness to boot!
Popularity of the Boy Name Angelo
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Angelo

  • Popular Songs on Angelo

    Popular Songs on Angelo

    Angelo - a song by Brotherhood of Man

    Angelo Nero - a song by The Catherine Wheel

    San Angelo - a song by Marty Robbins

    San Angelo - a song by Third Day

    Un Angelo (Angels) - a song by Patrizio Buanne

    Un Angelo Non E’ - a song by Eros Ramazzotti

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Angelo

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Angelo

    Angelo (David Macaulay) - A poignant tale of a very curious friendship. Angelo is an old Italian craftsman who restores facades of Roman buildings. Sweeping away feathers and twigs left "by generations of thoughtless pigeons" one day, Angelo comes face to beak with his nemesis. This pigeon isn't looking so good, though, and in spite of himself, Angelo takes her home and brings her back to health, grumpily commenting, "Mamma mia! I restore walls, not pigeons." It's not long before this lonely old man grows attached to the bird, though, and makes a touching, lasting gesture to her in the final hours before his death. Recommended for ages 6-8.

    Angelo (Quentin Blake) - Angelo and his family travel round the country playing music, singing songs and performing marvelous balancing tricks: Angelo can even dance on a rope! So when he meets Angelina, who is sad and lonely and trapped in her mean uncle's house, Angelo knows just how to help. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Angelo and the Master (J. B. Brown) - The works of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel are among the most famous in history. The images are models of faith and artistic grandiosity. When studying Michelangelo’s breathtaking work, we can’t help but be taken aback by its splendor. J.B. Brown wrote Angelo and the Master with children in mind. The story is about Angelo, a church mouse who lives in the Sistine Chapel in the sixteenth century. One day, wiling away the time, little Angelo witnesses the arrival of a master: Michelangelo. Over the years that pass, Angelo the mouse watches as that master fills the walls of the chapel with images destined to become an integral part of the Vatican, of Catholicism, and of Western culture. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Angelo

    Famous People Named Angelo

    Famous People Named Angelo - Angelo Badalamenti (composer); Angelo Bertelli (football player); Angelo Bronzino (Italian painter); Angelo “the Gentle Don” Bruno (Italian-American mobster); Angelo Buono, Jr. (The Hillside Strangler); Angelo Garcia (Puerto Rican Singer formerly with Menudo); Angelo Lano (FBI agent who headed the Watergate investigation); Angelo Mariani (conductor); Angelo Ambrogini Poliziano (Florentine classical scholar and poet); Angelo Secchi (Italian astronomer); Angelo Torres (cartoonist); Angelo Schiavio (soccer player); Angelo Anastasio (soccer player); Angelo R. Mozilo (disgraced CEO of Countrywide); Angelo Branduardi (musician); Angelo Ciccone (Italian cyclist); Angelo Crowell (football player); Angelo Dibernardo (soccer player); Angelo Palombo (Italian soccer player); Angelo Taylor (Olympic athlete, hurdles)

  • Children of Famous People Named Angelo

    Children of Famous People Named Angelo

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Angelo - Charlotte Perrelli (Swedish singer)

  • Historic Figures

    Angelo - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Angelo - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Angelo.

Personality of the Boy Name Angelo

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Angelo

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