Gabriel -- the name of the archangel who heralded the news of Jesus' birth, appearing in Christian, Jewish and Muslim texts, the angel of mercy, life, joy, judgment, truth, and dreams, who presides over Paradise -- is fast becoming a biblical favorite, firmly in the Top 25. In addition to all his other responsibilities, Gabriel is the patron saint of broadcasters and diplomats, and governs Mondays and the month of January. Gabriel has proven itself a friendly and appealing alternative to Michael, that other, long-reigning archangel.
Parents of Gabriels of varying ages include Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Daniel Day-Lewis and Isabelle Adjani, Jason Alexander, Meredith Vieira, and Mia Farrow.
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