Italian feminine variation of Gabriel
"God is my strength"

Gabriella Origin and Meaning

The name Gabriella is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "God is my strength".

Gabriella is the feminine form of Gabriel, a name derived from the Hebrew Gavri’el. Gavri’el is composed of the elements gever, meaning "strong," and ’el, referring to God. Gabriella is used among a variety of cultures in the US, including Italian Americans, Latinos, and in the Jewish community. Gabriela is the Spanish spelling.

Gabriella has been on the U.S. Top 1000 list since 1984, entering the Top 100 in 2000, while the single 'l' spelling rank is also somewhat popular. It also riding on a wave of popularity in Canada and Australia.

Gabriella was a major character on High School Musical, and real life namesakes include poet Gabriela Mistral and tennis champ Gabriela Sabatini. The French version is Gabrielle.

# 89 in the US

Gabriella Rank in US Top 1000

# 400 on Nameberry

Gabriella Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Gabriella Popularity

Famous People Named Gabriella

  • Gabriella CilmiAustralian singer
  • Gabriella Mary "Gaby" HoffmannAmerican actress
  • Gabriella Zanna Vanessa WildeEnglish actress
  • Gabriella PizzoloAmerican Broadway actress
  • Gabriella PapadakisFrench ice dancer
  • Gabriella DorioItalian Olympic runner
  • Gabriella ParuzziItalian Olympic skier
  • Gabriella GiorgelliItalian actress
  • Gabriella SzaboHungarian Olympic sprint canoer
  • Gabriella JonesAmerican teen model & actress
  • Gabriella Marie Gonzalez (b. 1999)daughter of singer Olga Tañón and baseball player Juan González
  • Gabriella Reagandaughter of actress Sonia Manzano and Richard Reagan
  • Gabriella Giudice (b. 2005)daughter of reality TV personalities Joe and Teresa Giudice ("Real Housewives of New Jersey")
  • Gabriella Ann Gracin (b. 2006)daughter of singer Josh Gracin
  • Gabriella Luongo (b. 2008)daughter of ice hockey player Roberto Luongo
  • Gabriella Lyn Tesoro (b. 2013)daughter of actress Ashley Tesoro
  • Gabriella Kennedy McKean (b. 2013)daughter of Maeve Fahey
  • Gabriella Therese Marie Grimaldi (b. 2014)Princess of Monaco, Countess of Carladès; daughter of Prince Albert II; twin of brother
  • Gabriella DemartinoAmerican Singer with Cuban and Italian origins

Gabriella in Pop Culture

  • Gabriella "Gabi" Josephina Hernandezcharacter from TV soap "Days Of Our Lives".
  • Gabriella Montezcharacter in Disney's "High School Musical," played by Vanessa Hudgens
  • Gabriella Lopezcharacter in "X,Men", played by Elizabeth Rodriguez
  • Gabriella "Gabby" Dawsoncharacter on TV's "Chicago Fire"
  • Gabriellacharacter in film "A Cinderella Story"