Gabriel Name Meaning & Origin

Gabriel

Pronunciation: GAY-bree-əl (key)

Origin of the name Gabriel:

Derived from the Hebrew gavrīēl (God is my strength). The name 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. Short: Gabe.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Gabe, Gavriel

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Nicknames for Gabriel

Gabe
Gabey
Gabers
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Abe
Gaby (gah bee)
Biel
'Angel'
The Trickster

Meanings and history of the name Gabriel

Meanings of the name "Gabriel".

Biblical:
God is my strength.

Spanish:
God is my strength.

American:
God is my strength.

Hebrew:
Man of God. God's able-bodied one.

Famous bearer: The archangel Gabriel, who appears several times in the Bible.
In the Old and New Testament, the angel Gabriel makes several appearances; he is the angel who informs Mary that she will give birth to Jesus.

Famous real-life people named Gabriel

Gabriel Dante Rossetti, British poet and painter, member of the Pre-Raphaelite movement
Gabriel Fauré, French composer (1845-1924)
Gabriel Macht, actor
Gabriel Kaplan, actor
Gabriel Soto, actor
Gabriel Byrne, actor (Irish)
Gabriel Saporta, lead singer of the band Cobra Starship
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author
Gabriel Heatter, media personality
Gabriel Baudoin Charles Marie, Prince of Belgium
Gabriel Iglesias - American Comedian/Actor.

Gabriel in song, story & screen

-The Trickster, character in TV series 'Supernatural', is revealed to be - Gabriel the archangel, who dies fighting (Note, not really dead. He's just tricking us.) (Note 2, I think he's really dead this time. 6/18)
- Gabriel Gray, character in the TV series "Heroes" who is also known as "Sylar."
- Heath Ledger plays "Gabriel", the oldest son of "Benjamin Martin", Mel Gibson, in the movie "The Patriot".
-Gabriel Collins, a murderous character in the TV series "Dark Shadows"
- Gabriel "Gabe" Ugliano, character in the book series and movies Percy Jackson. He is Percy's abusive, rude, and unhygienic stepfather.
-Gabriel Coleman "The Ghost Bird" series
-Gabriel Agreste, the main antagonist of "Miraculous Ladybug"
-Gabriel Garcia, a character in Telltale's "The Walking Dead: A New Frontier"

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