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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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 HATE my name. My parents didn't really have a thought when they named me this. My father picked it because it was the name of some girl he was cheating on my mom with. I go by Gabi more than Gabrielle which fits me perfectly because I talk a lot. My middle name is Stone so a lot of people call me Gabi-Stone and that's what most of my usernames are.
- Nicknames for Gabrielle: | Edit
I go by Gabi, Gub and Rella. My youngest sister couldn't pronounce the a in my name for the longest time so Gub just stuck as my nickname. And I'm a little proud to have a nickname all my own.
- 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"