Origin of the name Gabriel
Gabriel, of Hebrew origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Gabriel are in general originating from Argentina, France, Israel, Spain, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.
For another variant of the name Gabriel across the world, see Gabriela.
Name meaning of Gabriel
- God is my might
- Man of god
- Name Number: 9
- Interpretation: Divine, God, Goodness, Truth, Unconditional love, Gift, Free will, Ideal, Whole, Endless
History and Related Information
Biblical: name (meaning ‘man of God’ in Hebrew) of one of the archangels. Gabriel appeared to Daniel in the Old Testament (Daniel 8: 16; 9: 21), and in the New Testament to Zacharias (Luke 1: 19; 26: 27) and, most famously, to Mary to announce the impending birth of Christ (Luke 1: 2). Gabriel has occasionally been used as a given name in the English-speaking world, mainly as a result of Continental European influence (rather more commonly than Raphael, but much less so than Michael, the names of two other chief archangels).
Cognates: Hungarian: GÁBOR. Italian: Gabriele. Finnish: Kaapo.
Feminine forms: French (now also used in English): Gabrielle, Gaby. Italian: Gabriella. German: Gabriele, Gabi. Polish: Gabriela. Czech: Gabriele.
Pet forms: Irish: Gay. Polish: Gabryś, Gabrysz m; Gabrysia f. Czech: Gába m, f; Riel, Gabek m; Gabra, Gabin-(k)a f.
Popularity of the given name
The name Gabriel is ranked on the 384ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 790900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.024% of the population.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Gabriel has seven characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
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