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What does Gab mean?

Gab Pronunciation of Gab [gab] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Gab means "man of God; my strength is God". Gab is an alternate spelling of Gabriel (Hebrew): from Hebrew gheber "man".

Associated with: strength.


Gab has 1 variant: Gabe.

8 more different relations via Gabriel: Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabby, Gabi, Gabie, Gabor, Gaby and Gay.

Creative forms:
(male) Gane, Gerb, ..

(female) Gaga, Gany, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gab Luther (G.L.), ..

How popular is Gab?

Gab is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#118954 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gabriel (#22 last year), Gabe (#1734) and Gay are the popular variation forms of Gab (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Gabie, are uncommon. These forms of Gab were favored as birth names in 2010 (adoption of 0.7%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.6%, down 15.4%). Gabriel is the most trendy baby name here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gabe, Gabriel, Gay in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gabriel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gab is alike in pronunciation to Gib, Gibb and Gibbe. Other suggested similar names are Gad, Gal, Gaz, Rab and Tab. Like Gab, these names are not frequently used.

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