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Meaning and name origin

Gabriel \g(a)-briel, gab-riel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Gabriel), is pronounced GAY-bree-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gabriel is "God's able-bodied one; hero of God". Biblical: the archangel Gabriel is the only angel besides Michael named in the canonical Scriptures. Gavriel is a Jewish variant popular in Russia. Musician Peter Gabriel; author Gabriel Garcia Marquez; football player Roman Gabriel; actor Gabriel Byrne.

Gabriel has 15 variant forms: Gab, Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabby, Gabe, Gabi, Gabie, Gabrian, Gabriele, Gabrielli, Gabriello, Gaby, Gavriel, Gavril and Gavrilo.

For more information, see also the related boy name Gable.

There is 1 feminine form of Gabriel: Gabrielle.


Gabriel is a very popular first name for males (#220 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1509 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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