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 Angelsencyclopedia 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”