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Gabriel Meaning


What does Gabriel mean?

The name Gabriel is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Gabriel is "G-d is my strength".

Gabriel is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Gay-bri-el.

The Given Name Gabriel

Gabriel is derived from the Hebrew elements geh-ver (גֶּבֶר) meaning "man, male" and el (אֵל) meaning G-d.

The name may also derive from gah-var (גׇּבַר) meaning "to become stronger" and gah-bare (גַּבֵּר) meaning "to strengthen".

In the Old Testament he appears to the prophet Daniel and helps to explain his visions.

In the New Testament, he appears to Zechariah and the Virgin Mary and foretells the births of John the Baptist and Jesus.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gabriel Byrne, and Gabriel de Duisco.

Gabriel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 35 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,335 occurrences. It ranked 4,359 in baby name popularity for girls with 32 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 31 in baby name popularity for boys with 9,131 occurrences. It ranked 4,956 in baby name popularity for girls with 27 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Gabriel has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Gabriel Name Popularity Page.

Gabriel Related Names

Variants of the name Gabriel include Gabrial, Gabrieal, Gabriyel, Gabryel.

The names Gabirel, Gabor, Gabrian, Gabrianna, Gabriela, Gabriele, Gabriella, Gabrielle, Gabriels, Gabrien, Gabrio, Gabrjel, Gabryjel, Gaby, Gavrel, Gavrie, Gavriel, Gavriil, Gavril, Kaapo, Kaapro are all forms of Gabriel.

Gabriel has the diminutives (nicknames) Gabe, Gabi, Gable, Gay, Riel.

Famous Gabriels

  • Gabriel ~ Biblical Character (Dan. 8:16)
  • Gabriel Byrne ~ Actor
  • Gabriel de Duisco ~ Saint
  • Gabriel Faure ~ Musician
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1982, Writer
  • Gabriel Lalemant ~ Saint
  • Gabriel Lippmann ~ Scientist, Nobel Prize for Physics 1908
  • Gabriel Oak ~ Far From the Madding Crowd character
  • Gabriel of Ancona ~ Saint
  • Gabriel of Saint Magdalen ~ Saint
  • Gabriel Taurin Dufresse ~ Saint
  • Gabriel Vasconcelos Ferreira ~ Soccer Player

Gabriel Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Gabriel.

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Gabriel Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gabriel in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gabriel.

Just for fun, see the name Gabriel in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gabriel in Nautical Flags page.