Angelica (given name)

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Angelica
Gender Female
Language(s) Latin, Greek, possibly Spanish
Origin
Meaning Angelic
Other names
See also Angelika, Angelique

Angelica is a female given name and a variant of Angelika. It is pronounced an-JEL-ih-kuh in English or ahn-je-LEE-kah in Italian.[1]

Meaning[edit]

Angelica comes from the Latin angelicus, "angelic", which in turn is ultimately descended from the Greek άγγελος (ángelos) meaning "Messenger of god (angel)".[1]

Notable Angelicas[edit]

  • Angelica Garcia, American Latin pop star from the 1990s
  • Angélica Ksyvickis, a Brazilian TV hostess, singer and actress
  • Angélica María (Angélica María Hartman Ortiz), Mexican actress and singer
  • Mother Angelica (Rita Antoinette Rizzo), American Roman Catholic nun and founder of the Eternal Word Television Network
  • Professional wrestler Lita, whose ring name once was Angelica.

First name[edit]

Name used in Fiction[edit]

Fictional[edit]

Variations[edit]

Angélica (Spanish), Angelika (German, Polish),(Hungarian), Angélique (French), Anjelica (English), Anxélica (Galician), Angeliki or Aggeliki (Greek).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Campbell, Mike. "Angelica". Behind the Name: the etymology and history of first names. Archived from the original on 23 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-24.