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What does Gaby mean?

Gaby Pronunciation of Gaby [ga-by] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Gaby) is a Hebrew name, and the name Gaby means "man of God; my strength is God". Gaby is an alternate spelling of Gabriel (Hebrew): from Hebrew gheber "man".

Associated with: strength.


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

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

Creative forms:
(male) Galby, Gobby, ..

(female) Gane, Gany, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gaby Adrian (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gaby?

Gaby is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#36232 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gabriel (#22 via latest list), Gabe (#1734) and Gay are the prominent related forms of Gaby (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Gabby, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Gaby was widespread among parents a decade ago (median #1245) and is almost as conventional today (#1252, 15.4%). Gabriel is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Gaby is alike in pronunciation to Gabbo and Gibby. Other recommended names are Abby, Alby, Amby, Cadby, Canby, Coby, Danby, Darby, Ebby, Gable, Gad, Gadi, Gael, Gaer, Gage, Gail, Gair, Gal, Gale, Gall, Galo, Galt, Galyn, Gard, Garey, Gari, Garry, Garvy, Gary, Gavyn, Gaz, Geary, Gery, Gib, Gibb, Gilby, Grady, Gray, Grey, Guy, Joby, Koby, Ruby and Toby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gaby.

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