If your name is Angela, the one word that likely describes you best is “stable.” That would be closely followed by “disciplined” and “methodical.” All of these traits combined mean that you are the one that everyone knows they can count on. You take on extraordinary responsibilities in the various aspects of your life, but amazingly, you are up to handling it all. You are very aware of your methodical and thorough nature, so you don’t tend to overcommit (and there’s nothing you resent more than being pressured or rushed). You maintain a neat and organized working environment, and you never fail to finish what you start. Your extreme detail orientation also makes you skilled in the areas of handicrafts, for example needlepoint, embroidery, or carpentry.
Your quiet and reserved nature makes it difficult for you to talk freely with those whom you don’t know well, and sometimes people might wrongly interpret this trait as unfriendliness on your part. But that’s not the case at all, it’s just that that you don’t feel altogether comfortable in new and unfamiliar situations. Even those closest to you need to draw you out of your shell a bit, and there’s no better way to do this that to escape into nature—which is always a source of serenity for you and a welcome rest from your disciplined nature.
The original meaning of the name Angela goes back to the Greek word “angelos”, meaning “messenger.” In the Bible, angelos came to mean “messenger of God”, which led to the Latin masculine name Angelus, meaning “angel.” The boys’ name Angelus led to the feminine form of Angela.
The name Angela became popular in Great Britain and the United States as early as the 18th century. At the turn of the 20th century, the name enjoyed moderate popularity, and it increased slowly and steadily in popularity into the mid-1900s. It finally broke into the Top 100 in 1956 and into the Top 10 by the mid-1960s. Angela really peaked for four years from 1974 to 1977, when it was the #5 most popular girls’ name in the United States.
First on our list of celebrity Angelas is Angela Lansbury, star of stage and screen, known for her prolific work including “Murder, She Wrote” and “Sweeney Todd.” Also on our list of actress Angelas is Angela Bassett, who is particularly well-known for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the movie “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” Don’t forget actress Angela Kinsey and Spanish actress Angela Molina. Prominent political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis is also on our list of celeb Angelas, as is Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany.