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What does Gabby mean?

Gabby Pronunciation of Gabby [gab-by] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Gabby means "man of God; my strength is God". Gabby is a variant form of Gabriel (Hebrew): from Hebrew gheber "man".

Associated with: strength.


Gabby has 5 variants: Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabi, Gabie and Gaby.

4 more different relations via Gabriel: Gab, Gabe, Gabor and Gay.

1 feminine form: Gabrielle.

Creative forms:
(male) Garby, Gauby, ..

(female) Gabgay, Gabri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gabby Westen (G.W.), ..

How popular is Gabby?

Gabby is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#96918 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gabe (#1734 a year ago), Gabriel (#22) and Gay are the popular variation forms of Gabby (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Gaby, are uncommon. These relations of Gabby reached the peak of their popularity in 2010 (adoption of 0.68%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.57%, 15% less). Gabriel is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. (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

Gabby is alike in pronunciation to Gabbo and Gibby. Other recommended names are Abby, Bobby, Cadby, Canby, Cobby, Danby, Darby, Ebby, Gable, Garey, Garry, Garvy, Gary, Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs, Gilby and Robby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gabby.

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