Gabriella Name Meaning & Origin
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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Feminine, Sexy, Sophisticated, Soft, Melodic, Exotic. Mihoney.
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.
- Personal experiences with the name Gabriella: | Edit
My second child (British/Cypriot dual national), mother-in-law (Greek/Cypriot), last girlfriend before I met my wife (Irish/American in England) and office mate at work (Italian) are all named Gabriella. So its a name that certainly gets around in my experience. The thing is they seem to rarely be called this beautiful name day to day - and as noted elsewhere - horror of horrors - the default abbreviation, in English speaking countries anyway is the ugly 'Gabby'.
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
Gabby, Gabbi, Gigi, Bree, Ella
- 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
Princess Gabriella of Monaco, Countess of Carladès
Gabriella Ann Gracin (b. 2006), daughter of American country music singer Josh Gracin
- 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