Angel

Angel originally comes from Greek angelos meaning “messenger”, though it seems to have an older source, perhaps related to angaros (mounted courier) which might come from an Asian language, though it might also be related to Sanskrit ajira (swift). It’s also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Greek

Male variants:

  • Angelos (Greek)
  • Angelus (Late Roman)
  • Ángel (Spanish)
  • Angelino (Spanish, Italian)
  • Àngel (Catalan)
  • Aingeru (Basque)
  • Anđelko (Croatian)
  • Anđelo (Croatian)
  • Anděl (Czech)
  • Anxo (Galician)
  • Engel (German)
  • Angelo (Italian)
  • Angiolo (Italian)
  • Anghel (Romanian)
  • Anshel (Yiddish)
  • Deangelo

 

Female variants:

  • Angela (Late Roman, English, Italian, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Russian, Macedonian)
  • Angelia (English)
  • Angelica (English, Italian, Romanian)
  • Anjelica (English)
  • Angelle (English)
  • Angeliki (Greek)
  • Anzhela (Russian)
  • Anđela (Croatian, Serbian)
  • Angèle (French)
  • Angeline (French
  • Anđelka (Croatian)
  • Anděla (Czech)
  • Angelika (Czech, German, Polish, Slovak)
  • Angelina (English, Italian, Russian, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Macedonian)
  • Angelique (Dutch)

 

Ingram

Ingram is an English surname derived from Norman French Enguerrand which is the Medieval French form of Engilram, a Germanic name. The second part of the name comes from Germanic hramn (raven) though the first part of the name is a little trickier. It could be from Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe possibly meaning “angel”, though it could also be derived from Proto-Germanic *anguz possibly meaning “narrow, tight”.

Another possible origin for the first element is that it comes from Ing, a Germanic name possibly meaning “ancestor” from Proto-Germanic *Ingwaz; Ing is an Old Norse cognate of Yngvi, the name of an Old Norse fertility god, possibly an alternate name for Freyr, the Norse god of fertility, prosperity, sunshine, and rain.

Origin: Ancient Germanic