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Gender: Female Meaning of Gabrielle: "God is my Strength" Origin of Gabrielle: French, feminine variation of Gabriel Gabrielle's Popularity in 2017: #263

The name Gabrielle is a girl's name of French origin meaning "God is my Strength". Gabrielle is ranked #263 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

The quintessentially elegant and worldly Gabrielle -- designer Coco Chanel's real name -- is on its descent after years on the rise.

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Famous People Named Gabrielle

Gabrielle Monique Union, American actress
Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas, American Olympic gymnast
Gabrielle "Gabby" Daleman, Canadian figure skater
Gabrielle Dee "Gabby" Giffords, former U.S. Congresswoman from Arizona
Gabrielle Allyse Reece, American volleyball player
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer
Gabrielle Anne Carteris, American actress
Gabrielle Nicole "Gabby" Logan, Welsh gymnast and TV presenter
Gabrielle Christian (born Gabrielle Christine Horchler), American actress
Gabrielle Ann Aplin, English singer-songwriter
Gabrielle Zevin, American novelist
Gabrielle Roy, Canadian novelist
Gabrielle (born Louise Gabrielle Bobb), English pop singer-songwriter
Gabrielle Anwar, English actress
Gabrielle "Gabby" Adcock, English badminton player
Gabrielle Jeanette "Gabbie" Hanna, YouTuber, actress, and author

Pop Culture References for the name Gabrielle

Gabrielle "Gabry", main character in "The Dead-Tossed Waves" and "The Dark and Hollow Places" by Carrie Ryan
Gabrielle, a main character on TV's "Xena: Warrior Princess"
Gabrielle Solis, character on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
Gabrielle Medina, character on American soap "One Life to Live"
Gabrielle Delacour, character in the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling
Gabrielle "Gabby" Vaughn, character in "Red"
Gabrielle "Gabby" Holland, character in "The Choice"
Nicknames: Brie, Gabby, Brielle, Gabry
Gabrielle "Gabbe" Givens, character in 'Fallen' by Lauren Kate


NameLover 11 Says:


I love this name. so many nickname options!! Gabby, Gabs, Abby, Bree, Elle, Ellie, Brielle

SilverSky109 Says:


Gabrielle is an awesome character on Xena: Warrior Princess. So if I ever used it, it would be as a middle name in tribute to her :)

Fictionprincess Says:


Gabrielle is SUCH a gorgeous name and I prefer it to Gabriella even though I find that name to be decent as well.

fromtheocean12 Says:


Love the name Gabrielle, hate the nickname Gabby.

Gabrielle Doiron Says:


My name is Gabrielle, and it's always been a love-hate relationship with my name. Some days I adore my name because of its elegance, but other days I despise it because it seems almost childish. I, personally, don't mind the nickname Gabby, but I much prefer Gabs.

Gabrielle Jones Says:


I am a 12 year-old Gabrielle and I am often complimented for my name. But, I dislike the common nickname "Gabby" because it means talkative.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I wouldn't use the name Gabrielle for my child (not a huge fan of -ielle/-brielle ending names) but I don't dislike it. Same with Gabriel. I'll always associate it with the tv show Xena: Warrior Princess, which isn't necessarily bad, considering that Gabrielle is actually a pretty cool character.

headintheclouds Says:


I love Gabriel but not so much for its female counterpart Gabrielle. It's the different way they're pronounced, the GAHB- sound in Gabrielle and the nickname Gabby that makes me think of a (real life association) very chatty and inane gabby girl called Gabby. But when I think of Gabrielle with the nickname Abrie/Abie or Bree/Brielle, with more emphasis on the later syllables of the name, it actually grows on me more and more.

Leah3456 Says:


I like the nickname Gabby!