Messenger of god






Emily P. Contributor

If you had any doubt as to why Angel ranks so highly with the PupNames community, picture this...

You're in the park, calling out "Angel!" You might not have a halo or wings, but you'll definitely turn some heads.

It's like you've got your own little piece of heaven on a leash. Plus, think of all the 'Angel' references in pop culture – from Buffy's brooding vampire to the classic hit Angel by Shaggy.

Remember though, even angels have their mischievous moments (cue the chewed-up slippers). Naming your dog Angel brings a touch of irony when they're being a little devilish, which is always good for a chuckle. It's sweet, it's celestial, and it's a bit of fun -- just like the life ahead of you with your new pup!

Traits associated with the name Angel:

Dogs named Angel tend to be loving, loyal, affectionate, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and beauty.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Angel?

It suggests that you are a compassionate and caring person who values loyalty and unconditional love.

Is Angel a good dog name?

Angel has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Angel is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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New York City Dog Name Database
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

As you can see, Angel is one of the world's most popular dog names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Angel was, in the past month, the 487th most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Angel is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Angel was viewed 0 times, and liked 12 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Angel's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Angel is most adored in Colorado, Virginia and Tennessee.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Maryland, Oregon and South Dakota.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Angel.

Most popular breeds named Angel:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Poodle
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Angel is found in these categories:

small dog names

They're heavenly cute, gentle, and bring joy like celestial beings.

spiritual dog names

The name signifies a heavenly messenger or divine being, often associated with purity, love, and spirituality.

celestial dog names

Heavenly beings, often depicted with wings, share this divine moniker.

cuddly dog names

They're heavenly soft, sweet, and bring pure joy, just like cherubs!

cute dog names

Heavenly connotations evoke innocence, sweetness, and small, fluffy cloud imagery.

nature dog names

Heavenly bodies and spiritual entities often inspire such monikers.

biblical dog names

Derived from biblical references, symbolizing a heavenly messenger or divine being.

winter dog names

Relates to the holiday season, often associated with heavenly beings and snowfall.

Dog names like Angel:

A titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity in Greek mythology. It means "to carry".
Gift of god
Small Rocks
Lion Of God
Hebrew for 'blessed, fortunate'
Angel dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think of angel is a precious name for an adorable puppy who loves nature.
January 19, 2024

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Livia (Quebec, Canada)
It's very nice, and the other comments have convinced me to choose this 😊
August 10, 2022

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Arya W (Indiana, United States)
I love this! It's so adorable it's soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!
May 09, 2022

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Jordan Love (Louisiana, United States)
Angel is a very nice name. I think it would be a great name for smaller dogs. I think Angel is good for sassy, sweet, loving, energetic, or pretty dogs. Angel is a good name for almost any kind of dog. I love Angel. It's not the name I'm choosing, but I love it.
April 14, 2022

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