A Band of Angels Coming After Me: Who's coming for to carry her home? The alpha angels: Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel. They are the messengers of god, which is what 'angel' means. What syllable do the proper names share with the word angel? El, which is one of the oldest names for God, as in El Shaddai. El Shaddai is usually translated God Almighty. Here's the riddle: If El is the name of God, where did the name Yahweh come from? Memory Gardens.