Meaning and name origin
Gabriel \g(a)-briel, gab-riel\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gabriel), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gabriel is "heroine of God". Gabriel is a variant of Gabrielle (Hebrew): feminine of Gabriel.
Gabriel is a very popular first name for females (#2035 out of 4276, Top 48%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1509 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gabriel for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gabriel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gabrielle (#173) and Gabriel. (2014 statistics).