Angelababy is perhaps the only actress more recognizable to Chinese audiences for her English name rather than her Chinese name Yang Ying 杨颖. She is also the only female member of the Chinese version of Running Man. Neither are spectacular merits but to be the only one in anything is noteworthy on its own.
I have been asked on more than one occasion regarding her name and whaddoyouknow I stumble across an article specifically about it. She used to go by Angela as a young girl, a name just like an angel but the combination of baby fat and classmates wanting an easier name to pronounce led to the nickname Baby.
She thought of the name Angela as a stage name but ultimately decided on Angelababy to distinguish herself as a model. I honestly found her name awkward at first but it is certainly unique so who’s to say it wasn’t a good move. After all, she has got fame, fortune, romance and recently welcomed a baby boy with hubby Huang Xiaoming.