Gabriel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gabriel

Gabriel

Pronunciation: GAY-bree-əl (key)

Origin of the name Gabriel:

Derived from the Hebrew gavrīēl (God is my strength). The name is borne in the Bible by one of the seven archangels, the herald of Good News who appeared to Mary to announce her pregnancy and the impending birth of the Christ-child. Short: Gabe.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Gabe, Gavril

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Comments and insights on the name Gabriel: | Edit

Gabriel is a very charming, handsome name for a baby boy. Pronounced Gabe-ree-ull, or Gabe-ree-ell.

Based on research, most people would imagine a person with the name Gabriel to be: A kind and courageous person. In one word, you might describe Gabriel as a "courageous" person.

Personal experiences with the name Gabriel: | Edit

A very great friend of mine is named Gabriel. He's the first I've ever met, believe it or not, and he is a GREAT guy! Also very handsome. He's got pretty red hair and brown eyes. :) He's HILARIOUS, I love him. Great guy, great name. Huge thumbs up!

I may name my baby this if I have a boy! Gabe is such a cute nickname.

My husbands name is Gabriel. He goes by Gabe and dosen't really like when people call him Gabriel. His mom named him after the angel Gabriel and I think that has been meaningful to him.

Nicknames for Gabriel: | Edit

Gabe.

Meanings and history of the name Gabriel: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Gabriel".

Biblical:
God is my strength.

Spanish:
God is my strength.

American:
God is my strength.

Hebrew:
Man of God. God's able-bodied one.

Famous bearer: The archangel Gabriel, who appears several times in the Bible.
In the Old and New Testament, the angel Gabriel makes several appearances; he is the angel who informs Mary that she will give birth to Jesus.

Famous real-life people named Gabriel: | Edit

Gabriel Dante Rossetti, British poet and painter, member of the Pre-Raphaelite movement
Gabriel Fauré, French composer (1845-1924)
Gabriel Macht, actor
Gabriel Kaplan, actor
Gabriel Soto, actor
Gabriel Byrne, actor (Irish)
Gabriel Saporta, lead singer of the band Cobra Starship
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author
Gabriel Heatter, media personality
Gabriel Baudoin Charles Marie, Prince of Belgium

Gabriel in song, story & screen: | Edit

Gabriel Gray, character in the TV series "Heroes" who is also known as "Sylar."
Heath Ledger plays "Gabriel", the oldest son of "Benjamin Martin", Mel Gibson, in the movie "The Patriot".
The Trickster, character in TV series 'Supernatural', is revealed to be Gabriel the archangel
Gabriel Collins, a murderous character in the TV series "Dark Shadows"

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