Gabrielle: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gabrielle
Origin of the name Gabrielle:
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.
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- Comments and insights on the name Gabrielle: | Edit
I NAMED MY FIRST-BORN DAUGHTER GABRIELLE. I LOVE THE NAME. I HAD THOUGHT OF THE NAME GABRIELLE MANY YEARS BEFORE I WAS EXPECTING HER. I HAVE ALL SORTS OF NICKNAMES FOR HER:
GABBI, GABALICHIOUS, GAB-O, GAB, GABS, ELLE. I THINK THE NAME IS ELEGANT, BEAUTIFUL, AND STRONG, AND SHE IS VERY STRONG-WILLED, INDEPENDENT, SECURE, AND FRIENDLY. I LOVE MOST THAT IT IS A LONG NAME THAT HAS SO MANY OPTIONS FOR NICKNAMES. BY THE WAY, CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO TURN OFF CAPSLOCK? I'M STUPID!
- Personal experiences with the name Gabrielle: | Edit
My name is Gabrielle and I'm 25 years old. I HATED my name as a child, being the only Gabrielle in school until college. I began to LOVE my name as I got older, about 20/21...I felt like an adult, with an adult name. Friends call me Gab, Gabri, Gabby, Gabster, Gabiatrice (yeah, they're crazy), and my favorite from my family is Gaby-Baby :)
I'm a high school student. At times i don't like my name because its too long. My last name is long too so most people cant say or spell my full name. Whenever I have a substitute teacher at school he/she pronounces it "Gabriel" and I get laughed at. Haha. But overall i think my names pretty cool, but not the best.
- Nicknames for Gabrielle: | Edit
Brie, Bella, Belle, Bri, Brielle, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Gab, Gabs, Gabz, Gabi, Gabri, Gabbie, Gabby, Gaby, Gail, Ree, Rielle, Rally
- Meanings and history of the name Gabrielle: | Edit
Hebrew: God is my strength
- Famous real-life people named Gabrielle: | Edit
Gabrielle de Polastron, Duchesse de Polignac, favorite of queen Marie Antoinette
Gabrielle Union, American actress
Gabrielle Douglas, American gymnast
Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, fashion designer
Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
Gabrielle Christian, American actress
- Gabrielle in song, story & screen: | Edit
Gabrielle Solis, character on the American TV series "Desperate Housewives"