Quick Facts on Deangelo
- African-American, Greek, Latin
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Of the angels
Characteristics of Deangelo
Etymology & Historical Origin - Deangelo
Generally rendered as DeAngelo or De’Angelo, this is a name invented within the African-American community of the United States during the 1970s. The name is a product of the popular “De” prefix married with the Italian masculine name Angelo. Angelo comes from the Medieval Latin “Angelus” which stood for a heavenly creature – an angel – itself originating from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger" (since the biblical angels were usually messengers of God). 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. African-Americans put their own stamp on this little cherub, too. DeAngelo basically means “of the angels”. A fitting moniker for any angelic baby boy.
Popularity of the Name Deangelo
DeAngelo first appeared on masculine naming charts in the United States in 1975. After the Civil Rights Movement followed by an atmosphere of Black Power, the 1970s really marked the decade when African-Americans began controlling their own distinct naming practices as reclamation of identity. Black names took on many new forms and were based in various etymologies, from Arabic names in keeping with Islamic beliefs, to Swahili names in a nod to Africa, to alterations of popular American names and, finally, to downright inventions. DeAngelo follows a particular trend of other “De-“ names (DeAndre, DeMarcus, DeShawn, etc). Yet we have to say DeAngelo is one of our favorites because it sweetly means “of the angels”. DeAngelo reached his peak popularity on the charts at position #453 in 1989. Not a super high number, but pretty impressive considering it’s a name generally restricted to parents representing roughly 15% of the American population. Today the name DeAngelo has fallen from its once heavenly heights and is now a low ranking name even within the community that birthed it.
Popularity of the Boy Name Deangelo
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Deangelo
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Deangelo
DeAngelo We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name DeAngelo.
Popular Songs on Deangelo
DeAngelo - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name DeAngelo.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Deangelo
DeAngelo - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named DeAngelo.
Famous People Named Deangelo
Famous People Named DeAngelo - DeAngelo Hall (football player); De'Angelo Holmes (hip-hop artist); DeAngelo Smith (football player); DeAngelo Tyson (football player); DeAngelo Williams (football player)
Children of Famous People Named Deangelo
Famous People Who Named Their Son DeAngelo - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child DeAngelo.
Deangelo - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
DeAngelo - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name DeAngelo.
Personality of the Boy Name Deangelo
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 - Deangelo