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What does Gabe mean?

Gabe Pronunciation of Gabe [gabe] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gabe is "man of God; my strength is God". Gabe is a variant form of Gabriel (Hebrew): from Hebrew gheber "man".

Associated with: strength.


Gabe has 1 variant: Gab.

9 more alternative forms via Gabriel: Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabby, Gabi, Gabie, Gabor, Gaby, Gavrel and Gay.

Creative forms:
(male) Gaebe, Gare, ..

(female) Gane, Gara, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gabe Jordi (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gabe?

Gabe is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#35239 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gabe reached its top position of #801 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1734. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gabe name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Gabe (#1734 from current records) are Gabriel (#22 from current records) and Gay. Adoption of these relations of Gabe was at its peak in 2010 (median #1245) and is almost as widespread today (#1252, 15.4% less usage). Gabriel has generally been a favorite of parents.

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

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

Similar Names

Gabe is pronounced similarly to Gib, Gibb and Gibbe. Other suggested similar names are Abbe, Abe, Aube, Cabe, Cobe, Ebbe, Fabe, Gabbo, Gable, Gad, Gadi, Gael, Gaer, Gage, Gaige, Gail, Gaile, Gaine, Gair, Gal, Gale, Galen, Gall, Galo, Galt, Gamble, Gamel, Gard, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Gari, Garve, Gary, Gauge, Gaven, Gayle, Gayne, Gaz, Gene, Gere, Gide, Glade, Gore, Graye, Hube, Jobe, Kobe, Rube and Tobe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gabe.

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