origin: Latin


Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God is my Strength

Though Gabriel is an important character in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic tradition (he’s the archangel who announces the impending birth of Jesus in the Bible and is said to be the angel who dictated the Koran to Mohammed), the name didn’t become very common in the US until the ’70s. Since then it’s jumped from outside the top 100 into the top 25 -- and looks to still be on its way up. We like the combination of a thoughtful and sensitive full name and a casual but strong nickname (Gabe).

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 24

Famous gabriel

  • Gabriel - angel
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez - author
  • Gabriel Aubry - model
  • Gabriel Byrne - actor
  • Gabriel Casseus - actor

Infamous gabriel

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