Usage: 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 Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.
For another variant of the name Gabriel across the world, see Gabriela.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 9.
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 name Gabriel has seven characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Gabriel for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Gabriel (Hebrew: גַבְרִיאֵל) is a given name or surname derived from the Hebrew name “Gabriel” meaning “God is my strength”. It was popularized by the association with the Biblical archangel Gabriel.
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.
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