What does Gabriel mean?
Gabriel /gab-ri-el/ 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). Compare last name Gabrillo.
Gabriel▼ has 15 more different relations via Gabrielle: Gabbe, Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabi, Gabriela▲, Gabriella▲, Gabriellen, Gabriellia, Gabrila, Gabryella, Gavriella, Gavrielle, Gavrila, Gavrilla and Gavrina.more]
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)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Gabriel for girls. Gabriel entered the list in 1990 and reached its top rank of #782 in the U.S. in the year 2000, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Gabriel and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Gabriel ranked in the Top 1000 are Gabriella (#43 in 2014), Gabrielle (#173) and Gabriela (#232). Other variants, like Gavriella, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Gabriel was common among parents 14 (average #261) and is somewhat lower today (#362, ▼13.6%), with the form Gabriel becoming somewhat outmoded. Gabrielle has historically been preferred by parents, though Gabriella is now the most fashionable.
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Recommended similar baby 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.