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a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “messenger.”.
Contemporary Examples

Setting example for U.S. political leadership, German Chancellor Angela Merkel busts her ass.
P.J. O’Rourke on Pot, Putin, and Polygamy P. J. O’Rourke January 9, 2014

Obama and the Queen are there, as is Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande.
D-Day 70th Anniversary Celebrations: Queen, Obama, Merkel, Putin and Cameron in France Tom Sykes June 5, 2014

We said our goodbyes, and then Angela looked both ways up and down the street before hurrying to her car.
Migrants in Limbo Bryan Curtis July 29, 2010

The green line is an Auschwitz border so how dare Angela Merkel tell Israel not to settle on E1!
Throwing Netanyahu Under Abbas Mark Baker December 6, 2012

Angela Armen, also a fit 31-year-old with no risk factors, was lucky.
Heart Disease Poses Surprising Threat to New Moms Jennifer Block June 12, 2011

Historical Examples

It is a pity Basia will not see all this, but she is so happy with her little Angela that she does not care for anything else.
The Journal of Countess Franoise Krasinska Kasimir Dziekonska (translator)

My class was with the youngest of the children, and Sister Angela was my teacher.
The Woman Thou Gavest Me Hall Caine

Angela felt, as Penelope had done, that all her dearest wishes were being granted at once.
The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch

But in the middle of the night I awoke, and Sister Angela was crying.
The Woman Thou Gavest Me Hall Caine

That’s Angela Hollywood; she’s awfully funny, but, oh dear, she can’t play basket ball; why she’s never even made the team.
Polly’s Senior Year at Boarding School Dorothy Whitehill

fem. proper name, Latin fem. of angelus “angel” (see angel).


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