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
Beautiful name for a child, adolescent, mother, grandmother...many cool nicknames!
- 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.
my names Gabrielle and I'm 18 I have never liked my name or my middle name and my 2 older brothers Max and Josh find a way to make fun of me using my name and so does my family. I go by Gabby and have basically my whole life and sometimes people who have known me my whole life or for a while who call me Gabby always Spell it wrong. And a lot of people pronounce my name as Gabriel(like the guys name Gabe). I tend to be talkative so my mom claims she should have named me shhh which i hate when she says that. But a lot of the time growing up with my brothers I get called by my last name a lot but hey you can't choose your name
I have a 9 year old cousin named Gabrielle and we are half french so for me Gabrielle is a french name. I either call her Gab, Gabi or Gabi-Lou
- Nicknames for Gabrielle: | Edit
Brie, Bella, Belle, Bri, Brielle, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Gab, Gabs, Gabz, Gabi, Gabri, Gabbie, Gabby, Gaby, Gail, Ree, Rielle, Rally
I go by Gabby, Gab, Gabs, Gabbers/Gabberz)
Max used to call me Lil G or Gbaby
My dad used to call me Gabalicious which i cannot stand. He also calls me Gabariella like saying is slow like Gab-ba-ri-ella
- 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"