God's Able-Bodied One, Hero Of God

Gabriel Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \g(a)-briel, gab-riel\
Number in U.S 👶 361,000
Rate in 2021 58
Numerology 🔢 9
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew

Gabriel Name Meaning

The name Gabriel meanings and origins

Gabriel is the archangel who visited the Virgin Mary to announce she would be the mother of Jesus Christ. Gabrial translated in Hebrew  as “God is my strength,” “God is my strong man” or “hero of God.”
In Christian belief Gabriel is revered as the bearer of very good news. 
in Quran, the Muslims book , Gabriel is the one who make relation with the prophet mohammad to telling him how to write this holy book.
doesn't make differente if you are Muslim or Christian,  Gabriel in every culture is a mysterious name wich we don't know mush about it  but one thing and that's it , it's a lighting  name

Popularity of the name Gabriel

The name “ Gabriel “ is the name that has been used all around the English speaking countries
The name Gabriel has contentedly increasing, 
since 1900 , when it was at No 564 until now it's continue competition with other name and now its No. 21 of name ranking in U.S

The given name is the 10th most popular baby boy’s name in Florida based on the data given by the reliable American  resources in the year 2010 in the United states of America. For instance, imagine that, about 900 newborn babies in Florida were named “ Gabriel “ in the year 2010. A total of about 13000 newborn babies also bear the same first name during the year 2010 year in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of this name was related to the year 2008 with a total of about 13100 newborn babies.


Since the year 1880 up to the year 2018, the given name was recorded 360000 times in the SSA public database.

The name appeared in the year 1880 for the first time on the popularity charts and given to about 16 newborn babies. It became a popular name in the year 1976 with a rank of 80 nationwide and was registered about 3500 times as a baby boy’s name. The name “ Gabriel “ became a popular boy’s name in the state of New Mexico in the year 2003. This named ranked 3 with about 154 Newborn babies. The all time high record for this name was related to the year 2003 in the state of California with about 2000 newborn baby boys.


This name is a consistent top ranking boy’s name in the state of Arizona for about 55 consecutive years, ( from the year 1914 to the year 2018 ) It’s also popular in the state of New Mexico for 55 years ( but may not be consecutive)


For the past 50 years, the name “Gabriel” was recorded about 337000 times in the SSA public database.


Personality of the name Gabriel

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Gabriel “

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

B is for bestow, as you give so much.

R is for rely, everyone’s trustworthy friend.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

L is for love, your love of life!


Famous people named Gabriel

Gabriel Fauré who was late-Romantic French composer

Gabriel García Márquez who was a Colombian novelist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1982

Gabriel Hernández (singer) who is a singer, member of the band No Mercy

Gabriel Iglesias who is an American comedian

Gabriel Macht who is an American actor

Gabriel Morrissette who is a Canadian illustrator


Names with the letter G

Gabriella, Gaetana, Gaetano and Grant

Gabriel Name Origin and History

Gabriel is a religious and traditionalist name. If you know that you are going to have a boy and you want to give him a popular name full of beauty, this is the ideal one. The name Gabriel means "the man protected by God" or "the Force of God". It recalls the heroism and obedience that is within people. The most supreme representation of this name is the Archangel Gabriel, who loved God above all things and always obeyed his command.
So that you know in detail the meaning of the name Gabriel, in this MyCuteName article, you will be able to find its etymology, the saints, the variants and diminutives and even the provinces of Spain where its use is more popular. You will see that it is a very strong name that is linked to different biblical passages and religious traditions. Gabriel is a boy's name.

What does Gabriel mean?
The name Gabriel means “the strength of God” or “the man protected by God”. Its meaning is intimately related to religiosity, since the first figure that bears this name is reflected in the Bible as the Angel Gabriel, who was sent by God as his messenger.

Origin of the name Gabriel
The name Gabriel derives from Hebrew and has been latinized as GaḇrīʾEl. It is a theophoric name, since it contains in itself that of a deity. Etymologically it comes from gebar which translates as "strength", and from El whose translation is "God."

Diminutives and variations of the name Gabriel
Los diminutivos The most common names of the name Gabriel are:
Gaby, Gabby, Giban, Gabrielle, Gabi, Gael

The name Gabriel in other languages
In French, German and Spanish writing is the same. Let's see the different variations of Gabriel in other languages:
Catalan: Biel
Italian: Gabrielle.
Turkish: Cebrail.
Greek: Gavriil.
Bulgarian: Favril
Chechen: Dzhabrail.
Hungarian: Gabor.
Romanian: Gavril.

Saint of Gabriel's Day
September 29 is the day on which the men called Gabriel celebrate his Saint.

Numerology of the name Gabriel
The number 9 is associated with the name Gabriel and is related to a humanitarian, idealistic and devoted personality.

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3/1/2023 9:18:46 AM

My name is Gabriel and I'm an athe'st, and so are my parents. Take THAT obvious religious motive.

2/24/2023 2:24:08 PM

Love the name for a girl. Some think that the Angel Gabriel was actually a girl, if angels really have genders.

2/24/2023 1:28:16 AM

My name is Gabriel, I'm 17 and live in Canada, and the name is very popular in French. People usually call me plain Gab, English friends call me Gabe. Yes, I do have some problems with the pronunciation but It's nothing compared to my last name (Gauvreau), it was pretty common to be called Gabriella as an insult or tease when I was younger.

2/21/2023 3:52:08 PM


2/15/2023 12:20:12 PM

Our oldest son is named Gabriel WillI'm. We love his name and thought it was a perfect fit. The nickname we use the most is Gabe.

1/24/2023 6:05:46 PM

my name's special,nobody else that i know has my wonderful name...

1/16/2023 4:22:26 AM

I love the name. i've had it for the twenty years of my life so far, and I think I'll keep it for a while.... The Hebrew origin of Gabriel, means; "God's able-bodied one". I have been picked on through the years, but I am thankful for the name that was given'to me.

1/9/2023 10:47:04 PM

I named my grandson Gabriel who was born this past March 1st.They kept mispronouncing it in the hospital, thinking he was a female.I just love the name, I know no one else with it, I wanted something unique as to where my name is too common as well as Gabriel's moms name is as well

1/7/2023 9:21:42 AM

I just had a new baby and after a long period of trying to come up with a good bilingual name...the name Gabriel just came to me. I love it.

1/5/2023 11:30:54 AM

My son is named Gabriel, Gabe for short, and I love it! I'm so annoyed by how many people call him Gabrielle. Some people (American adults) even'tell me I gave him a girl's name. I tell them that is ridiculous because Gabriel was an angel - a male.

12/23/2022 12:31:52 AM

My son is called Gabriel, I sometimes call him "Gabes", I love his name but get annoyed when receptionists at doctors/dentists awlays call out his name as Gabrielle!!

12/19/2022 7:31:56 PM

Far too masculine for a girl. Gabrielle or Gabriela on the other hand are beautiful names!

12/19/2022 12:25:46 AM

My name is Gabriel, and i think this website is really REALLY weird.

12/16/2022 9:32:14 AM

My grandmother was named Gabriel (and went by "Gabe"), and my wife and I are considering naming our daughter after her (with the possible nickname of "Gabby" to deal with the bozos who think that Gabriel is "too masculine" a name for a girl).

12/15/2022 11:47:22 AM

my name is gabriel. every foreigner can pronounce it properly, but its funny how half the americans I'meet(im an american'too but my parents arent) cant even pronounce it. from receptionists to teache's, its almost pathetic. GA-BRI-EL. nothing special about it haha. i like it. i do get sick of being called gabe sometimes though. girls call me gabey or gabey baby, there are some per's

12/13/2022 5:07:34 AM

My name is Gabriel Ryan and I'm a female, but I find it cool to be a chick with such hot masculine names!! My boyfriend is actually named Gabriel but he calls me Gabby and I call him Gabe. I am 17 in four days!! Yay me?

11/24/2022 4:07:44 AM

i dream about this name..lets say i was dreaming that GOD says to me "the name of your son is gabriel" then I woke up questioning GOD "theirs so many names in the world why do you chose Gabriel as a name of my son"....and im surprise coz my girlfrend is only 1 month pregnant in this month..and we all know in that month you couldnt see uf youre baby is a boy or girl..and im sure 100 percent my baby is a boy..

11/20/2022 7:00:56 PM

My fiancee's name is Gabriel, Gabe for short and I think it is a very strong yet gentle name. A lot of the time people think that his name is Dave so we have to say Gabriel, then'they get it. He was named after Roman Gabriel the former NFL Raider.

11/11/2022 12:11:54 AM

Gabriel is definitely 100% a boy's name it has always been a boy's name'since the beginning even if you go on Google and type in the female version of Gabriel it is pronounced and spelled Gabrielle and then'there's also Gabriella. It's very confusing when women are called Gabrielle but spelled her name Gabriel. It makes othe's pronounce Gabriel as Gabrielle for boys and that's very irritating.

11/6/2022 5:55:30 PM

We just name our newborn daughter Nina. All the feedback from friends and family has been positive. It is a cute name for a little girl that will still suit an adult. An uncommon name that is not too strange.

11/1/2022 1:16:00 AM

it is my name i like this choosen of my name, it is a special holy name , Gabriel is the name of the messenger of allah to prophe's, it is mentioned in the holly quran and muslims like this name, in arabs lands they named Gabriel for only male babies

10/21/2022 1:24:14 PM

My son's name is Gabriel Scott. He was named after my husband's sister, who is Gabriela and our dear friend Scott who passed away a few years ago.

10/3/2022 10:44:32 AM

My name is Gabriel. Honestly, it wasn't the best name growing up with; but it is a great unique name when you get older.

10/3/2022 5:09:30 AM

My 10 year old son's name is Gabriel and we call him "Gabe" for short. He loves it, we love it and no one ever forgets his name. Now we just need to find something as perfect for his baby brother

9/24/2022 12:29:50 PM

I love the name Gabriel. Its such a wonderful name for a boy. I dont know what I would give as a middle name yet, but I know I will have a son with that name. It's just so perfect.

9/24/2022 5:44:16 AM

I think this is a great name.. very strong.

9/11/2022 7:41:06 AM

My husband's name is Gabriel (goes by Gabe) and we named our first son Zen Gabriel. It's a name i've always loved. His name wasn't chosen for religious reasons, but because they thought it was a beautiful sounding name.

8/1/2022 3:34:30 PM

An awful, masculine name for a girl. Gabriel is definitely a boys name. You want a girl name, then go with Gabrielle, It's not super girly and feminine.

7/23/2022 1:48:18 PM

I named my 10 month old Gabriel and he looks just like a Gabriel (Gabe) for short. It is a very masculine name and it fits him perfectly. I also agree that'some adults do try to say his name wrong, as if they do not notice he has on all blue or etc. With basketballs, footballs, etc on it. My remedy for that is to say that adults name just as wrong

6/27/2022 3:42:36 AM

My husband and i chose to name our son Kenneth Gabriel. I love the name and i am sure he will be called "Gabe" in the future. I like the name. However It'seems that lately in our local town the name has gained much popularity and there were at least 12 babies in the last two months with Gabriel as their first name. I love the meaning "God's Stren'th."

6/21/2022 9:26:24 PM

Im a girl and I love my name! I like that it is masculine! And my parents aren't dumb!

6/6/2022 11:46:48 AM

if i had a kid, i'd name him "gabriel". how gorgeous. the'sound and feel of the name is perfect. "gabe" as a nickname is pretty adorable, too, I'must say.

5/31/2022 7:26:42 PM

My moms last name is Gabriel and she is adopted. It is her biological last name. She keeps in hopes her family will find her. It has always been pronounced correctly. We never had a problem. I'married and took my husbands last name and no one can pronounce it right. I'miss Gabriel.

5/8/2022 4:57:18 PM

My son's name is Gabriel Micheal and I love his name!

4/21/2022 3:57:00 PM

My son's name is Gabriel Erik- he loves His name- when in school he was called Gab- I love it

3/25/2022 5:57:36 PM

We are going to name our first-born son Malachi. It is a strong and beautiful name, although I do worry that people will pronounce it wrong (the "chi" part). I LOVE the meaning.

3/22/2022 5:40:30 PM

I am three months pregnant and if I have another little boy I plan to name him Gabriel. I think it is beautiful to say the least.

3/14/2022 6:32:42 AM

I know someone from my school called Gabriel, but he does not like it. Most just call him Gabby

2/15/2022 2:02:42 PM

My beautiful son is named Gabriel. Whenever we go to the pediatrician, whatever nurse it is calls him "Gabrielle". Every time. Its starting to grate.

2/14/2022 4:05:06 PM

This is my husband's name, and the name 'fits' him. He is calm, smart, optimistic, funny, caring, honest, a hard worker, loyal and very loving. I personally think that a name is a lot of who we are as we grow up. If you are thinking about naming your child Gabriel...good choice! It's just a shame my husband isn't into 'juniors' and he refused to allow our first born son be named after him!!!

1/8/2022 5:27:00 PM

If I have a boy his name will be Gabriel, I love the name I love how It'speaks to me and I don't know any one with the name'so it works out great!

1/4/2022 9:57:00 PM

This is my first new born's name and everyone from my family and at work love the name. It means "Protector of Mankind" in greek. I wanted my son to be part of the next generation X. Hence, Xander was born July 1, 2018.

12/24/2021 12:28:12 AM

i think the name is a nice boy name, but for this day and age it is not heard much and might be perceived when'the child is older as a "girly boy name, not a masculine type of name.

11/22/2021 2:36:54 AM

The love of my life was born on 08-08-08 I named him Kaiden'the fighter). There are a lot of "Ks" in my family and I also fell in awe with the name being gthat I tried for years to conceive and when I could have really cared less it came to be for me. I knew I would have to fight to have a happy, healthy, full term pregnancy and my little one would have to fight also. By the grace of God - we are both survivors and fighters for life!

10/31/2021 5:24:18 AM

I'm having a daughter next year and we plan to name her Gabriel.

10/26/2021 12:57:54 AM

We named our son Gage 10+ years after'seeing Pet Cemetery. We found it to be Old French and means Promise and Vision, a perfect match for who he is. He is in a Prep school that runs prek thru 12th and is the only Gage there. He is very popular, kind, a leader and very strong. He excels academically and athleticaly and is working on his 2nd true mudakwan tae kwon do black belt! Gage is the name of quiet, strong leaders!

10/12/2021 2:53:06 PM

My son's name is Gabriel. He is 6 months old. Most people pronounce is Gabrielle (for a girl) It can be tough as he has a twin sister, Jordan, also a boys name. They are always being confused. Not too many people can spell it correctly either. Then'tend to spell it like Gabrielle. Mostly I get comments like, "wow, what Bioblical names you have chosen." I even once got "he has large shoes to fill." A few people told me that it was actually a girls name. I am constantly correcting people. I absolutely love the name, as do most people. You don't hear it that often and that is what I love the most about it.

10/7/2021 7:42:00 AM

I love Gabriel , I want to name my future son either Levi Gabriel or Gabriel something. Go Gabriel , I am a Christian and I pray that all my children will grow to be believers as well.

9/26/2021 3:30:00 PM

My son is called Gabriel, he is 2 and often called Gabe. I am constantly told by people that they think it is a great name. It certainly suits him, tall, blond and boisterous but very, very loving.

9/20/2021 6:35:24 PM

I really like the name Gabriel, but when it is shortened to Gab It'sounds so ugly

8/7/2021 4:02:24 AM

My last name is Gabriel and my Finance want to name our son that but often my name gets Pronounced as Gabrielle and I don't want that for my son

8/6/2021 3:20:06 AM

We are naming our 1st baby Kaylyn, due next week! We I'mediately fell in love with the name and it was the only girl name my husband and I both liked. I have a feeling she will always have to spell it out for people, but my name is like that too so I think it is something she will learn to deal with.


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Gabriel?
The origin of the name Gabriel is Hebrew.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Gabriel?
God's Able-Bodied One, Hero Of God
*️⃣ How many people are named Gabriel?
Almost 361000 people are named Gabriel.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Gabriel?
The names of Noah, Benjamin, Genesis, Orion, Jenesis