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Gender: Female Meaning of Gabriela: "God is my strength" Origin of Gabriela: Italian and Spanish, feminine variation of Gabriel Gabriela's Popularity in 2017: #280

The name Gabriela is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "God is my strength". Gabriela is ranked #280 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mexican Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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This strong yet graceful feminine form of Gabriel is a modern favorite. The double L spelling is given to more than three times as many girls as the Gabriela version.

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Famous People Named Gabriela

Gabriela Lena Frank, American pianist/composer
Gabriela Rodriguez, American actress
Gabriela Sabatini, Argentinian tennis player
Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet
Gabriela Isler, Venezuelan beauty queen, Miss Universe 2013
María Gabriela "Gaby" Moreno, Guatemalan singer-songwriter
María Gabriela "Gaby" Espino, Venezuelan actress
Gabriela Szabo, Romanian Olympic runner
Gabriela Navratilova, Czech tennis player
Gabriela Soukalová, Czech Olympic biathlete
Gabriela Spanic, Venezuelan actress
Gabriela Silang, Philippine heroine

Pop Culture References for the name Gabriela

Gabriela "Gabby" Dawson, character from TV's "Chicago Fire"
Gabriela Lopez, character from "X-Men"
Gabriela McBride, American Girl Doll of the Year 2017


aylar Says:


This is the original/spanish way of spelling it. Gabriella is more american.

Hortense Says:


I already have no interest in the ultra-frilly Gabriella, and this only looks a misspelled version?

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


With one L or 2, this is one of my favorite names.

ashleyf Says:


I like the usual spelling with two L's but I'm partial to this as well.