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Gender: M Meaning of Gabriel: "God is my strength" Origin of Gabriel: Hebrew Gabriel's Popularity in 2015: #22

Gabriel -- the name of the archangel who heralded the news of Jesus' birth -- appears in Christian, Jewish and Muslim texts. He presides over Paradise, serving as the angel of mercy, life, joy, judgment, truth and dreams.

The name has become a biblical favorite, sitting firmly in the Top 25 for the past eight years. In addition to all his other responsibilities, Gabriel is the patron saint of broadcasters and diplomats, and he 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.

Famous People Named Gabriel

Gabriel Kaplan, American comedian and poker player
Gabriel "Gabe" Saporta, American singer
Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor
Gabriel Iglesias, American comedian
Gabriel Macht, American actor
(Louis) Gabriel Basso III, American actor
Gabriel Brown, Son of Kody & Jenelle Brown
Gabriel "Gabe" Morales, Singer
Prince Gabriel of Belgium
Gabriel Lippmann, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics
Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Gabriel Simon, son of American musicians Paul Simon and Edie Brickell
Gabriel John Ingmar "Gabe" Landeskog, Swedish hockey player

Pop Culture References for the name Gabriel

Gabriel "Gabe" Goodman, character in "Next to Normal"
Gabriel, infant character in book "The Giver"
Gabriel Lightwood, character in Cassandra Clare's "The Infernal Devices"
Gabriel, character in Lauren DeStefano's "The Chemical Garden Trilogy"
Gabriel, character in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
Gabriel Gray, real name of serial killer Sylar in TV show "Heroes"
Gabriel Oak, character in Thomas Hardy's classic "Far from the Madding Crowd"
Gabriel Van Helsing, protagonist of the movie, "Van Helsing"
Gabriel "Gabe" Walker, from movie "Cliffhanger" played by Sylvester Stallone
Gabriel "Gabe" Duncan, character on "Good Luck Charlie"
"Gabriel", song by English trip-hop duo Lamb
Gabriel, archangel character on the TV show "Supernatural"
Gabriel Edwards, character on "Gossip Girl"
Gabriel Silk, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Gabriel Holbrook, detective on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Gabriel the Warrior, character in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"

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Gabriel's International Variations

Gabriele, Gabrielli, Gabriello (Italian) Gabian, Gabiel, Gabrial, Riel (Spanish) Gabirel (Basque) Gabrielo (Portuguese) Kappo (Finnish) Gábor, Gabi (Hungarian) Gabko, Gabo, Gabris, Gabys (Czech) Gavrel (Russian) Gaby (Israeli) Gavirel, Gavriel, Gavril, Jibril (Arabic)