||Éowyn (guest, 220.127.116.11)
||March 31, 2004 at 5:23:11 PM
||Brielle by Mika
Yes, Brielle is a short form of Gabrielle. Personally, I do not like Gabrielle (I also dislike the nn Gabby, which is probably the reason I dislike it), but I really love Brielle. Just so you know, babynames.com isn't a reliable site - a lot of their names are made up origins and meanings so I would advise if you want a real meaning, go to a site that breaks it up in its orignal language (this website does that for many names). According to the Bible, where the name Gabriyel (the original form of Gabriel/Gabrielle) comes from, the name is Hebrew and means "strong man of God." Because that is the origin of the name, I would assume this is the actual meaning. Not to say that I do not believe that other languages have similar-sounding names with very different meanings, but I have not yet found a reliable source with a different meaning and origin.
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- Brielle - Mika Mar 31 2004, 1:22:37 PM
- Re: Brielle - Devonelisa Apr 1 2004, 4:56:24 AM
- Re: Brielle - Éowyn Mar 31 2004, 5:23:11 PM