What does Gabriel mean?
Gabriel \g(a)-briel, gab-riel\ as a name for girls (also used more widely as boys' name Gabriel) is of Hebrew origin, and Gabriel means "heroine of God". Gabriel is a variant of Gabrielle (Hebrew): feminine of Gabriel. Usage of Gabriel as a birth name is somewhat infrequent.
Gabriel▼ has 21 more different forms via Gabrielle: Brielle▲, Gabbe, Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabi, Gabriela▲, Gabriella▲, Gabriellen, Gabriellia, Gabrila, Gabryella, Gaby, Gabysia, Gavi, Gavra, Gavraila, Gavriella, Gavrielle, Gavrila, Gavrilla and Gavrina.
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 (#1509 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity 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), Brielle (#118), Gabrielle (#173) and Gabriela (#232). Usage of this girl name reached its highest in the year 2011 and is somewhat lower today, with the form Gabriel becoming less stylish. Brielle (#118), Gabriella (#43), Gabrielle (#173) and Gabriela (#232) are four of the more chic baby names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)