50 Heavenly Angel Names To Consider For Your Own Little Cherub

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When you have a baby, it feels as though you have a heavenly little cherub of your own, so it's only fitting that you bestow them with the name of an angel.

Angels, which are present in various religions, are supernatural beings with greater power than humans.

Often angels are said to be servants and messengers of God. Some say that they are benevolent intermediaries between heaven and humanity, while others describe them as protectors and guides for humans.

When thinking of a name for your baby girl or boy, there is no shortage of angelic names to look towards for inspiration.

From fallen angels (those who sinned and were subsequently cast out of heaven) to guardian angels (angels tasked to protect and guide a particular person or group), there are plenty of names of angels in the Bible to choose from.  

In fact, several angel names, such as Michael, Samuel, and Gabriella have even made it to the top 100 most popular names in 2020 due to their undeniable beauty and grace.

To help you pick the best angel name for your bundle of joy, you may find some inspiration with this list of angel names.

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Male Angel Names for Boys

1. Angelo

Origin: Italian

Meaning: Angel or Messenger

This quintessential Italian name may be perfect for your newborn.

2. Cael

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Slender

If your baby boy is born between June 21 and July 22, then Cael — the name of the angel of the Cancer zodiac sign — is the ideal name.

3. Castiel

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: My cover is God

In recent years, this biblical name has gained popularity due to its presence in the television show "Supernatural".

4. Daniel

Origin: Greek

Meaning: God has judged

The fourteenth most popular baby name in 2020 is an outstanding choice for your cherub.

5. Dara

Origin: Hebrew, Slavic, or Irish

Meaning: Pearl of wisdom, gift, or oak tree

Although Dara is a traditionally male name, in modern days it is an excellent name for both boys and girls.

6. DeAngelo

Origin: Italian

Meaning: From the angel

This masculine name is perfect for a bouncing baby boy.

7. Engel

Origin: German

Meaning: Angel

Although there is no shortage of names that mean angel, Engle is a strong and unique choice.

8. Gabriel

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God is my strength

In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is the archangel who spread the news of Jesus' birth and presides over Paradise as the angel of mercy, life, joy, judgment, truth, and dreams.

9. Javan

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Greece

If you're of Greek ancestry, then the name of the son of Noah and guardian angel of Greece may be the perfect fit for your baby boy.

10. Malak

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Angel

Malak is an adorable name for your little angel.

11. Micah

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Who is like the Lord

Micah is a distinct and modern alternative to Michael.

12. Michael

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Who is like God?

In the Bible, the archangel Michael led the other angels to victory in a war against Satan, making this popular baby name incredibly powerful.

13. Michelangelo

Origin: Italian

Meaning: Combination of Michael and Angelo

Name your newborn after the renaissance painter known for the creation of the Sistine Chapel.

14. Nathaniel

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Gift of God

If the existence of your newborn feels like a miracle or gift from God, then show this in his name.

15. Raphael

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God has healed

Pay homage to the angel of healing.  

16. Raziel

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Secrets of God

According to Judaism, Raziel is the Keeper of Secrets and Angel of Mysteries.

17. Uriel

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God is my light

Description: If you anticipate a fiery and passionate child, name your baby after the flame of God.

18. Zachariel

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God's command

Although you can still nickname your baby boy Zach, Zachariel is a much more unique version of Zachary.  

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Female Angel Names for Girls

19. Angelette

Origin: French

Meaning: Little angel

Your baby girl is definitely a little angel in her own right.

20. Angelica

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Angel

This bright and beautiful name also means angel.

21. Angelina

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Messenger of God

The stunning and talented Angelina Jolie can be credited with the popularity of this name.

22. Arella

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Angel or messenger from God

This original name has a beautiful ring to it.

23. Ariel

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Lion of God

Though the name Ariel may make you think of mermaids, the name is also possessed by the angel of nature who protects and overseas animals and plants.

24. Batya

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Daughter of God

Batya is a charming name for a bewitching baby girl.

25. Charmeine

Origin: Hebrew

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Meaning: Singer

Take inspiration from the angel of harmony.

26. Dalili

Origin: Swahili

Meaning: A sign from the gods

Similar to Delilah, this is a cheerful and alluring name.

27. Dina

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Judged or delicate

Your angel baby is sure to grow up smart when sharing a name with the angel of learning and wisdom.

28. Eden

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Place of pleasure

Name your baby girl after Paradise itself.

29. Evangeline

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Bearer of good news

This name is equally elegant and alluring.

30. Gabriella

Origin: Italian

Meaning: God is my strength

In the US, this beautiful name is used within a variety of cultures including Latinos, Italian Americans, and in the Jewish community.

31. Layla

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Night or Holy

This lovely name has made its way onto the top 100 girls' names in 2020.

32. Mariangela

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Rebel angel

Although this name sounds peaceful it is sure to promote a rebellious nature in your baby girl.

33. Michelle

Origin: French

Meaning: Who is like God

This classic name is undeniably timeless.

34. Mitra

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: Angel

Name the light of your life after the Hindu god of the sun and friendship.

35. Rabia

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Spring

If you're looking for a name that signifies change and new beginnings, then Rabia is a stunning choice.

36. Seraphina

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Ardent or fiery

This heavenly name — which is derived from Seraphim or the highest-ranking of angels who stand nearest to the throne of God — gained popularity in 2009 when actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck chose this name for their first baby girl.

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Fallen Angel Names

37. Amon

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Wealthy protector

Who wouldn't want their baby boy to become a wealthy protector?

38. Amy

Origin: French

Meaning: Beloved

This name demonstrates just how loved your baby girl will undoubtedly be.

39. Andras

Origin: French and Greek

Meaning: Man or warrior

This unique name is similar to popular choices like Andrew and Andre.

40. Azza

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Strong

Azza makes for a fun and bubbly baby name.

41. Bathin

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Highly secretive

If you're intrigued by crystals and herbology, name your baby after the fallen angel who knows everything about gemstones and herbs.

42. Iblis

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Remain in grief

According to some, the archangel Iblis is also a jinn or genie.

43. Lilith

Origin: Babylonian

Meaning: Belonging to the night

Adam's first wife appears as a powerful badass in TV shows like "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina."

44. Lucifer

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Light bearer

Name your baby after the original fallen angel.

45. Orias

Origin: Unknown

Meaning: Unknown

If the first question you ask someone is "what's your zodiac sign?" then it's only fitting to name your baby after a fallen angel who is well versed in astrology and teaches the virtues of stars.

46. Shax

Origin: Unknown

Meaning: Deceitful

This short and sweet name is similar to Dax and Jax which have gained popularity is recent years.

47. Tamiel

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God is perfect

According to the Book of Enoch, this fallen angel was a teacher of astronomy.

48. Uzza

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Strong

Uzza is the perfect powerful name for a little girl.

49. Valefor

Origin: Unknown

Meaning: Unknown

This fallen angel is represented by a lion with the head of a man.

50. Zagan

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Beautifier

If you want your kid to be able to roll with the punches, name him after the fallen angel who has the ability to turn water into wine.

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Audrey Jaber is a writer living in Boston, Massachusetts. She covers a variety of topics for YourTango, including news, entertainment and astrology.

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