What does Gabriel mean?
Gabriel [gabriel] as a name for girls (also used more widely as boys' name Gabriel) is of Hebrew origin, and Gabriel means "woman of God; my strength is God". Gabriel is a variant form of Gabrielle (Hebrew).
Associated with: strength.
(female) Gabritel, Gariel, ..
(male) Gabriger, Gabrime, .. Middle name pairings:
Gabriel Haddie (G.H.), ..
How popular is Gabriel?
Gabriel is a very prominent first name for females (#2035 out of 4276, Top 48%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1482 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Gabriel entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #782 in the U.S. in the year 2000, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Gabriel ranked in the Top 2000 are Gabriella (#54 in 2015), Gabrielle (#205), Gabriela (#254) and Gabriele. Other variants, like Gabrila, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Gabriel was common among parents 8 years ago (average #732) and is somewhat lower today (#902, ▼47.7%), with forms like Gabriel becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aeriel, Ariel, Auriel, Avriel, Barbel, Carel, Cariel, Carmel, Darcel, Darel, Darrel, Fauniel, Gael, Gaiea, Gail▼, Gaill, Gardie, Garnet▼, Gauri, Gayel, Gerie, Gerrie, Gloribel, Glorie, Grier, Grisel, Grizel, Janiel, Jeriel, Karel, Karmel, Katriel, Laurel, Lauriel, Loriel, Mabel▼, Maribel▼, Maricel, Maridel, Mariel, Marivel, Marvel▼, Meriel, Muriel▼ and Oriel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gabriel.See names in meaning and etymology.