Meaning and name origin
Gamaliel \g(a)-ma-liel\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gamaliel is "benefit of God". Biblical: the name of a prince in the Old Testament, and a teacher of Saint Paul in the New Testament. It was used among rabbis and was also the name of an angel in the Kabbalah. The name was brought to America by the Puritans in the 17th century. US President Warren Gamaliel Harding.
Gamaliel is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gamaliel for boys (2014 statistics).