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Gender: M Meaning of Gabriel: "God is my strength" Origin of Gabriel: Hebrew Gabriel's Popularity in 2016: #25

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, landing in the Top 25 (if sometimes barely) every year since 2008. 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 José de la Concordia García Márquez, Colombian novelist
Gabriel "Gabe" Kaplan, American comedian and poker player
Gabriel Eduardo "Gabe" Saporta, American singer
Gabriel James Byrne, Irish actor
Gabriel Iglesias, American comedian
Gabriel Macht, American actor
Gabriel Hogan, Canadian actor
(Louis) Gabriel Basso III, American actor
Gabriel Carl Walther, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna, son of Prince Carl Philip
Gabriel Brown, son of reality TV personalities Kody & Jenelle Brown
(Jonas Ferdinand) Gabriel Lippmann, Franco-Luxembourgish physicist
Gabriel Simon, son of American musicians Paul Simon and Edie Brickell
Gabriel John Ingmar "Gabe" Landeskog, Swedish hockey player
Gabriel Montiel Gutiérrez aka Werevertumorro, Mexican footballer and YouTuber
Gabriel Harris, son of singer Joan Baez and David Harris
Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie (b. 2003), Prince of Belgium

Pop Culture References for the name Gabriel

Gabriel "Gabe" Goodman, character in "Next to Normal"
Gabriel, infant character in Lois Lowry's "The Giver"
Gabriel Edward Martin, character in film "The Patriot"
Gabriel Boutin, character in Sally Green's "Half Life Trilogy"
Gabriel Lightwood, character in Cassandra Clare's "The Infernal Devices"
Gabriel, character in Lauren DeStefano's "The Chemical Garden Trilogy"
Gabriel, title character in Gabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno
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, main character in film "Van Helsing"
Gabriel "Gabe" Walker, character in film "Cliffhanger"
Gabriel "Gabe" Duncan, character on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
"Gabriel", song by English trip-hop duo Lamb
Gabriel, archangel/trickster character on TV's "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"
Father Gabriel Stokes, character from "The Walking Dead"
Gabriel Reyes, character from the game "Overwatch"
Gabriel "Gabe" Nunez, character on TV's "Elena of Avalor"
San Gabriel, city in Los Angeles County, California, USA

Gabie, Gabbie, Gabby, Gaby, Gabryel, Gabbi, Gab, Gabby, Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabe, Gabel, Gabell, Gabi, Gabie, Gabryel, Gaby, Gay

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)