"God is my strength"

Gabriel Origin and Meaning

The name Gabriel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my strength".

Gabriel has become a biblical favorite, an angelic choice that's lighter and less patriarchal than some of his Old Testament brethren. Derived from the Hebrew name Gavri’el, Gabriel is taken from the elements gever, meaning "strong," and ’el, in reference to God.

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

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, making Gabriel one of the top January baby names.

Gabriel has proven itself a friendly and appealing alternative to Michael, that other, long-reigning archangel. Gabriel enjoys remarkable international popularity, ranking in the Top 100 in countries as diverse as Israel and Iceland, Chile and Croatia. It is currently the Number 1 boys' name in France.

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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Gabriel Rank in US Top 1000

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Gabriel Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Gabriel Popularity

Famous People Named Gabriel

  • Gabriel José de la Concordia García MárquezColombian novelist
  • Gabriel "Gabe" KaplanAmerican comedian and poker player
  • Gabriel Eduardo "Gabe" SaportaAmerican singer
  • Gabriel James ByrneIrish actor
  • Gabriel IglesiasAmerican comedian
  • Gabriel MachtAmerican actor
  • Gabriel HoganCanadian actor
  • Gabriel Stefan "Gabe" KaplerAmerican baseball player
  • Gabriel Andrew "Gabe" CarimiAmerican NFL player
  • Gabriel “Gabe” ConteYouTuber and Vine star
  • (Louis) Gabriel Basso IIIAmerican actor
  • Gabriel Carl WaltherPrince of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna, son of Prince Carl Philip
  • Gabriel Brownson of reality TV personalities Kody & Jenelle Brown
  • (Jonas Ferdinand) Gabriel LippmannFranco,Luxembourgish physicist
  • Gabriel Simonson of American musicians Paul Simon and Edie Brickell
  • Gabriel John Ingmar "Gabe" LandeskogSwedish hockey player
  • Gabriel Montiel Gutiérrez aka WerevertumorroMexican footballer and YouTuber
  • Gabriel Harrisson of singer Joan Baez and David Harris
  • Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie (b. 2003)Prince of Belgium
  • Gabriel “Gabe” ConteYouTuber and Vine star

Gabriel in Pop Culture

  • Gabriel "Gabe" Goodmancharacter in "Next to Normal"
  • Gabrielinfant character in Lois Lowry's "The Giver"
  • Gabriel Edward Martincharacter in film "The Patriot"
  • Gabriel Boutincharacter in Sally Green's "Half Life Trilogy"
  • Gabriel Lightwoodcharacter in Cassandra Clare's "The Infernal Devices"
  • Gabrielcharacter in Lauren DeStefano's "The Chemical Garden Trilogy"
  • Gabrieltitle character in Gabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno
  • Gabrielcharacter in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
  • Gabriel Grayreal name of serial killer Sylar in TV show "Heroes"
  • Gabriel Oakcharacter in Thomas Hardy's classic "Far from the Madding Crowd"
  • Gabriel Van Helsingmain character in film "Van Helsing"
  • Gabriel "Gabe" Walkercharacter in film "Cliffhanger"
  • Gabriel "Gabe" Duncancharacter on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
  • Gabrielarchangel/trickster character on TV's "Supernatural"
  • Gabriel Edwardscharacter on "Gossip Girl"
  • Gabriel Silkcharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Gabriel Holbrookdetective on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Gabriel the Warriorcharacter in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"
  • Gabriel Stokescharacter from "The Walking Dead"
  • Gabriel Reyescharacter from the game "Overwatch"
  • Gabriel "Gabe" Nunezcharacter on TV's "Elena of Avalor"
  • Gabriel AgresteCharacter in "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir"
  • Gabriel Lorcacharacter on TV show Star Trek: Discovery
  • Gabriel Susan "Gabe" Lewischaracter on TV's "The Office"
  • "Gabriel"song by English trip,hop duo Lamb
  • San Gabrielcity in Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Gabrielcharacter on Netflix's "Emily in Paris"

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