GABRIEL
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: גַּבְרִיאֵל (Ancient Hebrew), Γαβριηλ (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ga-bree-EL (French), GAHP-ree-el (German), GAH-bryel (Spanish), GAY-bree-…ôl (English), GAHP-ryel (Polish)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "strong man of God". Gabriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He appears in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, where he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad.

This name has been used occasionally in England since the 12th century. It was not common in the English-speaking world until the end of the 20th century.

Related Names
VARIANTS: Kaapo, Kaapro (Finnish), Gavril (Romanian)
DIMINUTIVES: Biel (Catalan), Gabby, Gabe (English), Gabi (Romanian)
FEMININE FORMS: Gabrielle (French), Gabriela, Gabriele (German), Gabriella (Swedish), Gabriela (Spanish), Gabriela (Portuguese), Gabriella, Gabrielle (English), Gabriela (Romanian), Gabriela (Polish), Gabriela (Czech), Gabriela (Slovak)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Jabril, Jibril (Arabic), Gavri'el (Biblical Hebrew), Gavrail, Gavril (Bulgarian), Dzhabrail (Chechen), Gabrijel (Croatian), Gabriël (Dutch), Gavriil (Greek), Gavriel (Hebrew), Gábor, Gábriel, Gabi (Hungarian), Gabriele (Italian), Gabriels (Latvian), Gabrielius (Lithuanian), Gavril (Macedonian), Gavriil (Russian), Havryil (Ukrainian), Gavrel (Yiddish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #24 
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Canada (BC)  ranked #32 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #85 
Austria  ranked #34 
Belgium  ranked #13 
Catalonia  ranked #56 
Chile  ranked #19 
Croatia  ranked #19 
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Iceland  ranked #37 
Italy  ranked #27 
Netherlands  ranked #374 
New Zealand  ranked #97 
Norway  ranked #56 
Poland  ranked #39 
Slovenia  - 
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