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Gabriel is a highly popular baby name for boys. The name has been common in Europe since the 12th century, and it emerged as a popular name in the United States during the 20th century. Gabriel Van Helsing is the protagonist of the blockbuster Van Helsing, and Gabriel Stokes is a main character on The Walking Dead. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Gabriel:

Hebrew: God is my strength; God is my strong man

Origin of the name Gabriel:

Gabriel derives from the Hebrew gever (meaning “strong man” or “hero”) and ‘el (meaning “God”). Combined as Gavri'el, the name means “God is my strength.”

Symbolism of the name Gabriel:

Gabriel is one of the seven archangels in most Western religions. Symbols of the archangel include the sigil, golden horn, raven, and the lion.

Style of the name Gabriel:

Biblical

Gender of the name Gabriel:

Gabriel is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Gabriel:

GAYB-REE-yehl

Number of syllables in the name Gabriel:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Gabriel:

The name Gabriel evokes feelings of competence and power.

Alternative spellings for the name Gabriel:

Nicknames for the name Gabriel:

  • Gabe
  • Gabby
  • Gabi
  • Biel
  • Riel
  • Ree

Popularity of the name Gabriel:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Gabriel was the 38th most popular baby name for boys in 2020. Gabriel has ranked among the top 50 baby names for boys since 2000.

Related names for the name Gabriel:

Great middle names for Gabriel and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Gabriel:

Gabriels in popular culture:

  • Gabriel Angelos (main character in the video game series Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War)
  • Gabriel Oak (protagonist in Far from the Madding Crowd)
  • Gabe Lewis (character in The Office)
  • Gabriel the Warrior (main character in Minecraft Story Mode)