Gabriella: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gabriella

Gabriella

Pronunciation: ga-bree-EH-lə (key)

Origin of the name Gabriella:

Feminine form of Gabriel, which is derived from the Hebrew gavhrī’ēl (God is my strength). Gabriel 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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Gabriella: | Edit

Feminine, Sexy, Sophisticated, Soft, Melodic, Exotic.

The name Gabriella is #14 on the list of top 100 cool baby girl names in the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz.

Gabriella is the perfect name for a girl that likes every boy she sees, and also for a very grouchy, grumpy person.

Personal experiences with the name Gabriella: | Edit

I allowed my then 9 year old daughter name her sister, when she decided on "Gabriella" I knew that was the name. My "Gella" is loving, Whimsical, Intelligent and beautiful with gorgeous eyes and hair.

One of my best friends is named Gabriella and I absolutely love her name. It fits her perfectly. It is elegent, goddess-like, beautiful and sophisticated. However, a lot of people automatically call her Gabby, which we both really hate. I think Gabby takes out all of the beauty and grace out of such a lovely name.

My name is Gabriella. I also have met 4 other Gabriell a/e's in my lifetime.

Hi! My name is Gabriella. My Mom picked it after discovering it in a book. It means "God is my strength" which is true for me. I absolutely love my name, and wouldn't even think about changing it! I love the High School Musical movies, and find that "Gabriella" was the perfect name for the character because Gabriellas are usually smart, friendly, kind, and sweet people with shy sides. I agree with a person who wrote above, people who have just met me call me Gabby, which I don't like, so I tell them and they usually stop. Ella is my preferred nickname, but most people just call me "Gabriella." Anyway, if you're thinking about this name, or just discovered it, definitely consider it!

After being told my husband and I would NEVER be able to conceive by 2 different specialists, we were blessed with a beautiful little girl 1 1/2 years later. We had told our older daughter (previous relationship) right around Christmas as a sister was on her "list". She was ecstatic! She heard us discussing names and says "how about Gabriella, just like Gabriel the ArchAngel, but only for girl" ... it fit the situation perfectly! Our little miracle, Gabriella.

Nicknames for Gabriella: | Edit

Bella
Brella
Gaby
Gabby
Gabi
Gabbi
Gabbs
Gella
Ella
Ella Bella
Bri
Brie
Brielle
Gabbster
Yo-Gabba-Gaba
Gabba Laba
Grinch
Ga-baybay
Gab-Gab
Gabbers
Goober
Briella

Meanings and history of the name Gabriella: | Edit

It is the Italian form for "Gabriela"
which is the Spanish form of the original
name "Gabriel" which is Hebrew.

It means: God is my might.

Famous real-life people named Gabriella: | Edit

Gabriella Cilmi, singer
Gabriella Ferri, singer

Gabriella in song, story & screen: | Edit

Gabriella, lead female character in the High School Musical movies, played by Vanessa Hudgens
Gabriella Rodriguez, character on Sesame Steet, daughter of Maria and Luis

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