The name Gabriel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my strength". Gabriel is ranked #35 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Gender Bender Makeover Game".
From the experts:
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, and has been a highly charting choice in the 21st century. 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.
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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