Quick Facts on Angie
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Angel, messenger of God
Etymology & Historical Origin - Angie
Angie is a diminutive or pet form of Angela (or any name that begins with “Angel”). The name Angela is derived from Church Latin as the feminine version of the boy’s name Angelus (meaning ‘angel’). The classical Greek word “angelos” means ‘messenger’ but it has acquired its full meaning (messenger of God, specifically) from the Bible (i.e., an angel). The name took off in Great Britain and the United Sates in the 18th century onwards, but Angela has been in use throughout Europe. As such, the name does not feel distinctly Italian, Spanish, Greek or English. It’s a rare example of a universal crossover name through its widespread adoption in many languages, cultures and geographies. Angela is currently a Top 30 name in Spain (based off 2009 data) while Angeliki is a Top 10 choice in Greece. Elaborate versions of this name include Angelina and Angelique. Angie is mainly an English pet form, but it is also used in France and Germany. It’s been an independently given name in its own right for over a century.
Popularity of the Name Angie
Angie has a long history as being an independently given name in the United States dating back to at least the late 19th century. For the most part, Angie has experienced moderate usage on the charts; she has never been a Top 100 favorite. Her high point came in the 1960s and 70s but the name never got beyond #140 on the charts (1975). Her 1970s success had a lot to do with the 1973 release of the Rolling Stone’s hit song “Angie” (making it another name influenced by popular song like Layla, Aubrey, Amanda and Delilah). Collectively the ‘angel’ names have done quite well in modern American history. Since the turn of the 21st century, the name Angie has had to step aside for the more trendy nicknames-turned-first-names. Popular 1960s and 70s short forms like Angie, Jamie and Annie have been replaced by favorites of a new millennia such as Ella, Bella and Molly. Although we will say this: Angelina Jolie has made Angie cool again (her close friends and family refer to her as Angie). There are currently seven variations of the Angel names on the charts. Angelina is the most popular (surprise, surprise), followed by Angela, the unisex Angel, Angelica and in 5th place is Angie (rounding out there rear are Angelique and Angeline). If you put all of these names together they are just as popular as, say, a super common name like Elizabeth. Suffice it to say, ‘Angela’ names are very popular among all those baby girl ‘angels’ out there, and Angie is the least frilly, most informal of these.
Popularity of the Girl Name Angie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Angie
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Angie
Angie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Angie.
Popular Songs on Angie
Angie - a song by Cobra Starship
Angie - a song by The Rolling Stones
Angie - a song by Tori Amos
Angie Baby - a song by Helen Reddy
Dear Angie - a song by The Iveys
Oh Angie - a song by Hellogoodbye
Children's Books on the Baby Name Angie
Angie the Aviator (Glenn E Carlson) - Being ridiculed at school for wanting to be an airline pilot did not stop Angie from beginning her adventure. Young readers will learn the rewards of following their dreams. Angie will entertain and instruct. An ideal title for book reports. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Seventeenth Summer (Maureen Daly) - Angie didn’t think she would fall in love, especially not with someone in her small town. But when she meets Jack during the summer before she goes off to college, all bets are off. From the moment they meet, Angie and Jack can’t get enough of each other. Even though Angie’s family thinks she should be with someone more sophisticated and with a brighter future, Angie knows Jack is the right one for her. But although Angie and Jack are in for a summer full of romance, first heartbreak is not far behind...First published in 1942 and every bit as relevant today, Seventeenth Summer chronicles a pivotal experience with extraordinary freshness and sensitivity. Recommended for teens.
Famous People Named Angie
Famous People Named Angie - Angie Dickinson (actress); Angela "Angie" Everhart (actress/model); Angela "Angie" Harmon (actress/model); Miss Angie (Christian rock musician); Angie Cruz (novelist)
Children of Famous People Named Angie
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Angie - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Angie.
Angie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Angie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Angie.
Personality of the Girl Name Angie
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 - Angie