A Compendium of Angel Names

  • A Compendium of Angel Names

The following is an extensive list of angel names. It’s part of a larger collection of magickal names I’ve been compiling over the past year. The names come from several sources, including The Book of Enoch I (Charles translation), Gustav Davidson’s classic work A Dictionary of Angels, Matthew Bunson’s Angels A to Z, and the Angels encyclopedia put out by Visible Ink Press (compiled by James Lewis and E. Dorothy Oliver), in addition to a few sources of Medieval ceremonial magic, such as Richard Kieckhefer’s Forbidden Rites.
There will be a separate compendium that lists demon names.

Technically, angels are differentiated from demons because the latter fell while the former remained associated with the Heavenly host. But of course it’s never as simple as that, and there are certainly the names of fallen angels mixed in throughout this list (especially with those taken from the Book of Enoch).

How do you resolve the issue of fallen versus not fallen in the matter of heavenly beings? If you go by the edicts of the Medieval Church, the only angels who are to be considered legitimate and not fallen are those three archangels whose names appear specifically in the Bible: Raphael, Gabriel, and Michael.

Of course, conspicuously, these three also appear specifically by name within the sacred texts of another culture entirely. In the Sumerian tale of Inanna’s descent into the Underworld, Michael, Gabriel, and associates stand guard at each of the gates of hell. Those who would later be adopted as archangels into Jewish myth appear as guardians who exact payment from the goddess before she may pass through the various levels of the underworld in her attempt to reach the throne of her sister, Ereshkigal.

The voluminous lore of angels and demons that has grown up throughout the ages holds that same fascination for me that most bodies of myth do. I imagine that many of you will find this list insteresting, if only for the sake of curiosity. Enjoy.

A Compendium of Angel Names

Aarin: Variant of the term used to describe the angles who walked out of Heaven, mated with the daughters of man, and produced the Nephilim; appears in the Book of Enoch
Abaddon: Angel of the Abyss
Abalim: “Great angels”; fiery guardians; name for the Order of Thrones
Abdiel: courageous “flaming seraph”; from Milton’s Paradise Lost
Adimus: angel once venerated by the Church; probably derived from the First Man
Adoel: angel who governed the explosion that caused the universe to be created (essentially the angel of the Big Bang); from the Book of Enoch
Af:terrible angel made of red and black flame
Ahiah: half-angel son of Semyaza
Akhazriel: “herald of God”
Amaliel: protector from weakness
Anahita: a fiery, beautiful female angel; also associated with water; from Persian myth
Anaiel: angel who taught knowledge to man; from the Book of Enoch
Anak: “giant”; mortal with angelic blood
Anakim: “giants”; race of fierce giants mentioned in the Bible; descended of the Nephilim
Anaphiel: high angel of the Merkabah; bearer of the seal
Angelos: Greek for “messenger”; a heavenly being
Aphaeleon: ruler of fallen angels named in ceremonial magic
Appolyon: Angel of the Abyss
Arakiba: angel in the Book of Enoch
Aralim: “Great angels”; Thrones; fiery guardians
Araquiel: taught the signs of the earth; from the Book of Enoch
Arariel: angel of the oceans; helper of fishermen; from Medieval angel lore
Archon: angelic governor of the material world; from Gnostic myth
Ariel: “lion of God”; a spirit of the air; source: Hebrew myth; appears also in Shakespeare
Arioch: one of the fallen angels; from Milton’s Paradise Lost; also appears in the works of Michael Moorcock
Ariuk: preserver of Enoch; from the Book of Enoch
Armaros: taught how to resolve enchantments; from the Book of Enoch
Armisael: an angel of childbirth
Asaph: angel who supposedly authored Psalms 73-83
Asuriel: angel who warned of the Flood; from the Book of Enoch
Azazel: taught men of metals and gems; from the Book of Enoch
Azrael: the angel of death; appears in the writings of Leilah Wendall
Ballaton: guardian invoked in Solomonic magick
Baradiel: heavenly prince; angel of hail; from the Book of Enoch
Baraqiel: heavenly prince; angel of lightning; from the Book of Enoch
Barattiel: supports the highest heaven; from the Book of Enoch
Bethor: angel of the planet Jupiter; appears in ceremonial magic
Boamiel: angel of the four quarters of Heaven; appears in ceremonial magic
Boel: angel of the planet Saturn
Camael: “he who sees God”
Camiel: variant of Camael; “he who sees God”
Caphriel: angel of the Sabbath
Cassiel: angel of tears and temperance; appears in ceremonial magic
Cerviel: angel of principalities
Chalkydri: either “brass serpents” or companions to the sun; from the Book of Enoch
Chamuel: “he who seeks God”
Chasan: governor of air; appears in ceremonial magic
Daniel: “God is my Judge”; Hebrew — also the name of a Prophet
Dubbiel: protector of the Persians
Duma: the angel of silence; also the patron of Egypt
Empyrean: the highest heaven; heaven of fire; appears in Milton’s Paradise Lost
Ephemera: “short-lived”; angels who exist solely to sing the praises of God
Erelim: “the valiant ones”; a name for the Order of Thrones
Exousia: “power” or “virtue”; alternate word for Angel; Greek
Ezequiel: taught the knowledge of clouds; from the Book of Enoch
Gabriel: “God is my strength”; angel of judgment; one of the angels who actually appears by name in the Bible
Gadiel: invoked to repel evil; appears in ceremonial magic
Gadriel: taught men warfare; from the Book of Enoch
Gagallim: “spheres”; a name for the Order of Thrones; from Hebrew lore
Gazardiel: the angel of sunrise and sunset
Germael: “majesty of God”; an angel of creation
Gezuriya: an angel of the Order of Powers
Gibborim: half-angelic giants; “men of renown”; Hebrew & Biblical lore
Grigori: from the Greek for “watchers”; the Watchers of the Throne; a minor order of angels
Habriel: angel of the Order of Powers
Hadariel: “the Glory of God”
Hadramiel: “the Glory of God”; variant of Hadariel
Hamon: a prince of heaven; mentioned in the Book of Enoch
Haniel: “the grace of God”
Haroth: twin of Maroth who knew secret name of God; appears in Persian myth
Hashmal: leader of the Order of Dominions
Hayliel: wielder of the fiery lash; from the Book of Enoch
Hemah: terrible angel made of red and black flame; appears in Hebrew lore
Hochmael: “the wisdom of God”
Irin: alternate word for the Nephilim; “the Watchers”; one source suggests that Ireland earned its ancient name of Eryn because it was first settled by this fallen race
Ishim: angels of fire and ice
Israfel: angel of the Resurrection
Ithuriel: messenger of Gabriel; appears in Milton’s Paradise Lost
Jabril: Muslim variant of Gabriel
Jael: guardian of the Ark of the Covenant
Jeduthun: choirmaster given angelic status
Jehoel: guide and guardian; a seraph
Jeremiel: “mercy of God”; variant of Ramiel
Kadmiel: an angel of childbirth
Kajabiel: “the star of God”; an angel of astrology
Kalmiya: a guardian of the veil
Kasbiel: taught the Name that binds oaths; from the Book of Enoch
Kasdeja: taught of spirits, birth control; from the Book of Enoch
Kemuel: variant of Camael; “he who sees God”
Kerubiel: fearsome angel of flame and lightning; head of the Choir of Cherubim
Kezef: an angel of destruction
Kochbiel: “the star of God”; angelic astrologer
Lahabiel: protector and guardian
Lailah: “night”; an angel of conception; a feminine angel from Muslim lore
Layla: variant of “Lailah”; “night”
Lucifiel: “light bearer”; star of morning; a variant of Lucifer
Lucifer: associated with the stor of morning; fairest of angels who challenged God and subsequently cast from Heaven for his pride
Machidiel: “the fullness of God”; from the Book of Enoch
Madan: angel _f the planet Mercury; appears in ceremonial magic
Mahanaim: “two armies”; the heavenly host; appears in Hebrew lore
Malachi: “messenger of God”
Malakh: “messenger”; a heavenly being; Muslim term for an angel
Mariuk: guardian of Enoch; from the Book of Enoch
Maroth: twin of Haroth who knew secret name of God; appears in Persian lore
Mastema: “the Accusing Angel”
Matariel: angel of rain
Melkyal: “the fullness of God”; from the Book of Enoch
Merkabah: “chariot”; a mystical path to God
Metatron: angel of the presence; divine archivist; intermediary or mouthpiece of God
Michael: sword of God and warrior-prince of Heaven; one of the archangels who appears by name in the Bible
Mikhal: variant of Michael; “he who is like God”
Mumiel: guardian of health
Muriel: an angel of the Order of Dominions
Nakir: black-skinned and blue-eyed angel of judgment
Nathaniel: “given by God”; and angel of fire
Nephilim: half-angelic giants; “men of renown”
Nuriel: angel of hailstorms
Onafiel: angel of the moon
Ophaniel: chief of the Order of Thrones; a serpentine angel
Ophanim: “wheels”; “many-eyed ones”; the Order of Thrones; may also refer to serpents
Oriel: angel of destiny
Oriphiel: an angel of Saturn
Pahadron: an angel of terror
Peliel: a chief of the choir of Virtues
Penemu: taught writing; from the Book of Enoch
Peniel: “I have seen God”
Phanuel: angel of the presence; angel of penance
Purah: angel of oblivion
Puriel: an exacting judge
Qaddisin: “holy ones”; stand with the Grigori, or Watchers
Qaphsiel: repels ones enemies
Rabdos: keeper of stars
Raduriel: heavenly archivist; from the Book of Enoch
Raguel: “friend of God”
Rahab: violent angel of the sea; supposedly destroyed by an angry God as punishment for some wrongdoing
Rahatiel: governor of the constellations; from the Book of Enoch
Rahmiel: angel of mercy
Ramiel: “mercy of God”; angel of thunder
Raphael: “God has healed”; angel of the sun; an archangel who appears by name in the Bible
Rasiel: angel of earthquakes; from the Book of Enoch
Razael: angel of mysteries; purpotedly gave a book of magic to Adam and was punished by God for this presumption
Remiel: interpreter of visions; from the Book of Enoch
Rikbiel: guardian of the chariot of God; from the Book of Enoch
Ruhiel: angel of the winds
Sabaoth: prayed to as an angel in the Middle Ages; from the Hebrew word for the Heavenly Host
Sahaqiel: guardian of the Fourth Heaven; from the Book of Enoch
Salathiel: “I have asked the Lord”
Samael: thought to mean “Poison of God”; fearsome angel of death; sometimes associated with Satan and / or Lucifer
Sandalphon: “brother”; angel of glory and prayer; Greek
Saraquiel: variant of Araqiel; taught forbidden knowledge; from the Book of Enoch
Sariel: “prince of God”; governs spirits; from the Book of Enoch
Semalion: an angel of proclamation
Semsapiel: an angel mentioned in the Book of Enoch
Semyaza: leader of the angels who walked out of Heaven to marry among the daughters of man; sometimes associated with Lucifer and / or Satan
Seraph: living flame; holiest of angels; name may mean “fiery serpent”
Seraphiel: eagle-like chief of the Seraphim
Shamsiel: “light of God”; from the Book of Enoch
Sidriel: a prince of Virtues; from the Book of Enoch
Sopheriel: keeps the books of life and death
Soterasiel: “he who stirs the fire of God”
Tabris: angel of free will
Tadhiel: angel of sacrifice
Tagas: a prince of heaven; mentioned in the Book of Enoch
Tamiel: an angel mentioned in the Book of Enoch
Tarshishim: “the shining ones”; and order of angels
Tatrasiel: a prince of heaven mentioned in the Book of Enoch
Temlakos: patron of abused children; Greek
Turiel: angel mentioned in the Book of Enoch
Uriel: “flame of God”; sometimes a healing angel, sometimes the angel of death
Usiel: “the Lord is strength”; from the Book of Enoch
Vretiel: angel of wisdom; from the Book of Enoch
Yahoel: guide and guardian; a seraph
Zadkiel: angel whose symbol is a dagger; from the Book of Enoch
Zagzagel: angel of the burning bush
Zakum: an angel of prayer
Zambrim: ruler of fallen angels invoked in ceremonial magic
Zaphkiel: the swiftest of the cherubim; Miltonian
Zarall: a guardian of the Ark of the Covenant
Zephon: messenger of Gabriel; from Milton’s Paradise Lost
Zophiel: “the beauty of God”
Zuriel: “the Lord is my rock”