Origin : Hebrew

God is my strength

The name Gabriel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my strength". 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.

Popularity of name Gabriel over time

There are 352794 people in the U.S. with the first name Gabriel, this name was mostly popular in 2008 with popularity 13032 .

Gabriel is used for both genders.

98.1 percent of people with the first name Gabriel are man

1.9 percent of people with the first name Gabriel are woman

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Most Famous People Named Gabriel

Canadian actor
Prince of Sweden
character in Thomas Hardy's classic "Far from the Madding Crowd"
Colombian novelist
character in Sally Green's "Half Life Trilogy"
main character in film "Van Helsing"
character in Lauren DeStefano's "The Chemical Garden Trilogy"
son of reality TV personalities Kody & Jenelle Brown
real name of serial killer Sylar in TV show "Heroes"
American comedian
Franco-Luxembourgish physicist
American actor
character in Cassandra Clare's "The Infernal Devices"
character in "Next to Normal"
character in film "The Patriot"
title character in Gabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno
character in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
American comedian and poker player
son of American musicians Paul Simon and Edie Brickell
American actor
character in film "Cliffhanger"
infant character in Lois Lowry's "The Giver"
Irish actor
American singer

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Names Created Using the Letters in Gabriel