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Gabriel 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 name Gable.

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Popularity of Gabriel

Gabriel is a very popular first name for men (#220 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1509 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Gabriel compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Gabriel only.

Popularity of name Gabriel
Popularity of Gabriel