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Gender: Male Meaning of Gable: "triangular feature in architecture" Origin of Gable: French

The name Gable is a boy's name of French origin meaning "triangular feature in architecture". Gable and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

The iconic Gone With the Wind star Clark's surname was brought into the first-name mix when Weeds' Kevin Nealon picked it for his son. Gable makes a strong and unusual possibility, a rhyming cousin to Abel and Mable.

The cast of Golden Age and later Hollywood characters is ever increasing, now including Harlow, Chaplin, Flynn and Monroe. Clark Gable was born in February, making this one of the prime names for Aquarius babies or names for February babies.

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Famous People Named Gable

Gable Ness Nealon, son of American actor/comedian Kevin Nealon
Clark Gable, American actor
Dan Gable, American Olympic Wrestler

Pop Culture References for the name Gable

"Anne of Green Gables," book, TV show, and movie series


anniebrown01 Says:


I don't love this name for a boy, but I was surprised how classic this was for a girl. It's got a really elegant, vintage musical feel and that surname-name thing going for it too. A really beautiful name, in my opinion.

-EagleEyes- Says:


It's pretty rude that you would insult what another berry named her child. I can understand why you don't like this name for a girl, but let's not personally attack anybody.

Susette Says:


Gable? For a boy it's bad enough, but a nb actually used it for a girl and paired it with the lovely name Juliette. Gable Juliette makes no sense...looks like last name, first name on a list...Gable, Juliette...

CocoWhite Says:


Sounds too much like "cable" to me. And all I can picture is Anne of Green Gables.