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Gender: M Meaning of Gabriel: "God is my strength" Origin of Gabriel: Hebrew Gabriel's Popularity in 2013: #24

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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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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

Pop Culture References for the Name Gabriel

Gabriel "Gabe" Goodman, character in Next to Normal
Gabriel, infant character in book "The Giver"
Gabriel Gray, real name of serial killer Sylar in TV show "Heroes"
Gabriel, character in the Supernatural Series
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

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Gabriel's International Variations

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