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It's too fluffy.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
Hate the nickname Gabby. It is really tacky.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2006
I love this name, it's been my favorite for as long as I can remember.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2006
This is a beautiful name for a girl. Very feminine and strong and not extremely common either. While I'm not crazy about the nickname Gabby, this name presents another pretty alternative, Ella.
evah  7/13/2006
I absolutely love this name, Italian names are the best, all of them are so beautiful. This is the name of my friend by the way.
corrielover  8/10/2006
I much prefer Abriella. I hate the nickname Gabby. Abby, however, isn't that bad. You can also play with this name. Aubriella, Ambriella, etc. I like to stick to A's, but you get the point. Brielle is such a beautiful flowing name that sounds great with almost any combination.
karlyjok  8/15/2006
This is one of my favorite names! It is very beautiful and graceful. If I had a daughter, her name would be Gabriella. The nickname Gabby is better as Gabi. It is not that tacky.
libbygirl  9/3/2006
Love the name, would use Gabby as a nickname, too.
jaydub  9/3/2006
Much better than Gabrielle, in my opinion. I would never use Gabby as a nickname, it's tacky (as said above). I would probably use the nicknames Brie (pronounced: BREE) or Ella.
dreadfulxsorry  11/16/2006
I LOVE this name! It is my favorite name EVER! But in my opinion, I actually DO like the nickname Gabby.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2006
I hate this name, it's too girly, and too icky!
Miamaya  12/19/2006
My sister's name is Gabriella. We resort to calling her Gab (I don't like Gabby either).
jjbunny  1/20/2007
It's pretty, but a mouthful.
7up  1/26/2007
This is my name (obviously) and I love it. It's classic but not common and I never had to go by "Gabriella H" or "the Asian Gabriella" in school. I go by Gabbi, usually. I absolutely HATE Ella, mainly because it reminds me of fat annoying girls.
Gabriella  4/6/2007
There's a Gabriella Montez on High School Musical, played by Vanessa Anne Hudgens.
CharlieRob  8/20/2007
I love my name because it's classic, has a ton of nickname possibilities and it's relatively uncommon (though it's climbing ugh). I go by Gabbi. Sorry if you think it's tacky. ^_^
Gabriella  9/29/2007
Gabriella is a great name and I love this spelling.
annie0302  1/2/2008
Gorgeous name! I love Gabriella Montez! Now, whenever I hear this name, I think of a young, beautiful shy Spanish girl with warm heart!
― Anonymous User  1/5/2008
I used to like this name, but after High School Musical, I can't stand it.
jasmineenimsaj  1/17/2008
UGH. This name was NOT popular until those High School Musical movies. I can't stand them, and neither can my kids, so they don't watch them, but I still don't like this name. I especially don't like "Gabby". This name is too long for a kid to have to write. I wouldn't name my kid Gabriella, it sounds too little kidish. But my son did name our cat Gabriella.
Patricia Underwood  2/18/2008
Rising singing sensation, Gabriella Cilmi.
i-heart-me  5/13/2008
Absolutely gorgeous and upper class. I'm using this as a middle name for my first little daughter. :)
diamond  5/20/2008
I like this name, and Gabriella Cilmi has made me LOVE this name!
― Anonymous User  7/24/2008
On paper, I tend to hate this name. But yesterday, I met someone named this, and I couldn't get over how pretty the name is in person.
Emmasj  7/31/2008
Nicknames: Gába, Gabby, Gábika, Gábina, Briella.
Emilie007  8/31/2008
I think this is a beautiful name, but I don't like the nickname Gabby. It sounds like someone who talks too much.
KayeKiLa  9/14/2008
In Italy Gabriella was typical of the 1940s. It was the 3th most popular name in Rome in 1941 (behind Annamaria and Anna, with the double name Maria Gabriella 25th) and the 7th in 1946. Today it doesn't sound totally old, but it's not even popular. I guess most Italians could hardly believe it's being so fashionable in English-speaking countries!
presentperfect  12/19/2008
The Italian pronunciation is gah-BRRYELL-lah.
presentperfect  12/19/2008
I'm pretty sure that's not the ITALIAN pronunciation of the name.

None the less, this is my daughters name and she was born way before those HSM movies came out. It's a really popular name in Spanish-speaking countries but it's spelt with one L, same in Portuguese. This is the Italian spelling, but I've met Spanish Gabriellas.

Lovely name.
jorge190  12/24/2009
I think people who are named Gabriella should go by Briella, Ella, Elle, Brielle. Anything but Gabby. It's an insult.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2009
I like the spelling Gabriela better. It's a really pretty name though, and my fave nickname for it is Brie or Brielle. :)
nicole_10107  9/30/2009
I love the name Gabriella but it annoys me that whenever someone hears Gabriella these days the first thing that pops into mind is "Vanessa Hudgens and her scandalous photos". I think the name suits a shy girl. I hate the name Gab or Gabby.
Milena Scialfa  12/30/2009
I hate this name. It is ghetto and trashy.
Alora  5/3/2010
I love this named! I wish I was named this, but I still like my name=) I think if you had to do a nickname I would do Ella... but I think it sounds better without a nickname.
-BekahBoo  11/24/2010
Really tacky and ugly.
Chrila96  11/27/2010
I think this name is quite a lovely name, and at first sounds really overly girly and sickly sweet, but after hearing it for a while I definitely think it is more usable than I originally had thought. Although the association with High School Musical kills it a bit for me, I think it is still a usable name. :-)
walesgal92  5/8/2011
I dislike Gabriella, Gabrielle is a far nicer name. The addition of the A on the end looks like a pathetic attempt to differentiate it, and 'feminise', as I call it, from Gabrielle, since the form with only one L is used as a masculine.
xsai  12/10/2011
I love the name Gabriella. So many nickname possibilities. Don't like Gabby but others are nice. Gabriella is a feminine form of Gabriel which means God is my strength. It's a good strong name yet feminine and not wildly popular. We did not name our daughter Gabriella because of High School Musical we just love the name. We decided on it before that even came out. It has been a name in royalty, actresses, singers and olympians.
Aley51102  1/23/2012
This is my cousin's name, she goes by Gabby. She was born in 2000, so no, High School Musical had nothing to do with her name.
I really love this name, so much, it's one of my favorites. I would name my daughter this... if it wasn't getting so doggone popular! Seriously, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY PREGNANT FRIENDS is having a daughter, and ALL OF THEIR NAMES ARE GABRIELLA! This name is skyrocketing on the most popular baby names charts, and it's rising by the year. It's right up there with Bella. You know how every time you meet a girl, you know most likely her name is Emily or Ashley or Hannah? Well, a few years from now, when you meet a girl, you're going to know her name most likely is Gabriella or Isabella or Emma. Which is sad, all of those lovely names being ruined because parents couldn't come up with anything other than the latest trend. I feel sorry for all the Gabriellas in 2016, who probably know 8 other girls in her class who go by the same name.

Gabriella 1: Hey Gabriella!
Gabriella 2: Hey Gabriella! What's up?
Gabriella1: Oh nothing, just hanging out with Gabriella and her cousin Gabriella. Hey look, there's Bella!
Bella: Hey Gabriella, hey Gabriella. My science partner is Bella and the girl sitting behind me in class is Bella and my next door neighbor is Bella. Where's Emma and her best friend Emma and her brother's girlfriend Emma and her aunt Emma?
AmericaSpainGermany  4/17/2012
This name is very popular in the United States.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2012
I think Gabriella would be better as a middle name rather than a first name. I also like the spelling 'Gabriela'.
deatheater1408  7/28/2013
My name is Gabriella and I am absolutely in love with it. I don't know a lot of Gabriellas so its quite uncommon. I was born in 1999 so my name had nothing to do with High School Musical. My mom told me that the only thing when she named me Gabriella was that she didn't want people to call me Gabby. All my friends call me Gabby and I'm fine with it. I don't think its tacky or ugly. My family calls me Bella because I am from an italian family so Bella in italian means beautiful. In my opinion Gabby is a cute nickname and if you thought it sounds like a name for a girl who talks a lot you should know that I'm actually really shy. Also my name is really easy to write and easy to say. It doesn't take long to write cause I'm so used to it. If you think Gabriella sounds like a snotty, girly name, I am actually the opposite. Aha. So I recommend this name to women who are about to have a babygirl.(:
Gabriella2  12/14/2013
My name is Gabriella, I was born in 1990 before the name became very popular. I grew up as the only Gabriella in my class, in the era of Christinas and Alexandras or some variant of those names. My family and closest friends have called me Bella my entire life (I’m also from an Italian family). Even when people ask me what I want to be called and I tell them “Bella”, they still end up calling me Gabby (which I can’t stand, even though I have nothing against the name itself, it’s just not mine), so I’ve learned to deal with it. If you love the name Gabriella but hate the nickname Gabby, I would think twice about naming your daughters this name, very few people will remember to respect your wishes. I’m from the pre-High School Musical/Twilight times, and I've noticed the amount of Gabriellas and Bellas is really getting out of hand. Though I love both my name and nickname, now as an adult I tell people they can call me by my last name, which is more unique.
Gabriella3  12/14/2014
Hate, hate, hate this name. Gab reminds me of jab, which reminds me of punching, which reminds me of fighting, so I can only associate the name with a brat who fights.
Antonio432  3/24/2015
I am latina and my mom named me Gabriela because my dad's name is Gabriel. I was born 1993 and some people call me Gabby and in Spanish Gavi. When I'm asked what my name is I say Gabriela my name completely does not bother me at all to be called Gabby. I feel like it fits me, I love to talk lol but not in an annoying way. I'm a people's person, I'm pregnant and if I have a girl I might name her after me but I will pick out a middle name because I don't have one. I personally haven't met another Gabriela but I have met Gabrielle and for latinos to us it sounds like a guys name but in English I guess it sounds ok, but if I name my daughter after me, hopefully she can be called by her middle name or Ella or Bella because then we are going to get confused with our names but we will see. I love my name, I love it, I just love it so much I'm so happy my mom named me after my dad ☺.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2015
My name is Gabriella and I didn't like the nickname "Gabby" at first, but after a while, I managed to warm up to it. Everybody usually does and now I actually DO like being called Gabby rather than my full name.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2015
I was named pre HSM and absolutely love my name. No one at my school, both primary and secondary had this name, nor at my college so it's very unique (to me at least). Inevitably I get called Gabi now and again which I've learned to love, but when I was younger (0-11) I was called Lella, which people said suited me because I am very shy and soft-spoken. Now I get called a whole range of different things which is great because it feels more personal between me and who I am speaking to. I've been called Gabrielle, Gabi, Gab, Gabbo, Brie, Briella, Brielle, Ella, Elle, Bella, Belle, Gabrie, Gabria, Ri, Rielle, and Riella. I love them all.
Gabriella0508  8/8/2015
This is my name too! It means "God is my strength" which is very fitting :) My extended family started calling me "Gabby" since I was little, and most people automatically shorten it to this, but I dislike "Gabby" A LOT. It just doesn't fit me, which has made for some awkward convos in which I had to tell my family members, people I've just met, even teachers, etc. that I dislike it and would prefer my full name. However, my parents call me Ella, which we all prefer and find much more fitting, so I've decided to start giving people this option too. I like Briella too, but it feels like a full name rather than a nickname. It can work, though! I was born before HSM, but I loved the whole movie series and part of this was the fact that the main female character shares this name and has a similar personality to me lol! It was the first time I heard my name in pop culture, and have noticed that it's not as rare as I once thought. It still feels unique to me, not too common, so I'm alright with this. I believe truly that "the name makes the person" to a considerable extent, so I'm glad this is mine :)
ella97  9/2/2015
The name Gabriella is so beautiful and stunning. 10/10 perfection. ^-^ This name makes me think of High School Musical. :)
― Anonymous User  10/18/2015
Gabriella is my name too. I love it and it's not common in Nigeria.
I like to write it as Gabrielle, I think that's way cuter.
Mum has a habit of calling her kids by the first letter of their names so, I'm called Gee. I absolutely detest Gabby. I think it'll look better if it's spelt Gabbie. I also do not like Ella, it's common here. There's lots and lots of kids called Emanuella and they're almost always called Ella.
Gee  10/26/2015
I love this name, but it reminds me of the annoying Gabriella from High School Musical. Ugh!
― Anonymous User  1/15/2016
Gabriella "Ella" Henderson is a British singer-songwriter.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2016
I find Gabriella very beautiful. It is more feminine than Gabrielle. I love the nicknames Ella and Brielle.
HerculePoirot  3/25/2016
My name is Gabriella Marie and I love the name Gabriella because it is Italian and I am Italian so it goes great with me and I love the nickname gabby because my nickname is gabby, lol. Sometimes people call me Ella.
gabriella_reahle2006  3/30/2016
For some reason, this name makes me think of an overly sweet, bad acting Disney Channel star who sings highly autotuned bubblegum pop and will release one album before fading into obscurity after her TV show gets cancelled. I don't know why this image comes to mind when I hear Gabriella -- especially because I love the highly similar Gabrielle. Maybe the extra -ella instead of -elle just makes it seem too frilly to me, maybe it's because there was a Disney Channel star named Gabriella that this happened to and I'm just subconsciously remembering her. I don't know, but I don't particularly care for the name, and much prefer Gabrielle.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
I don't like the gab at the start. Gabby/gab means annoyingly talkative. So someone with this name would get called Gabby which isn't a nice nickname and they could also get teased and called Gobby which is worse. So I would stay clear of this name due to the bad association. Briella/Brielle is way prettier in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2016
With 57 077 bearers, Gabriella is the 21st most common feminine name in Hungary. (01/01/2016).
HerculePoirot  9/2/2016
Love this name, minus the nickname Gabby and the association with Gabriella from High School Musical (what a dull character).
― Anonymous User  12/11/2016
Also used in Greece, variant transcription of the name Gavriella (Γαβριελλα).
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/29/2017
22-year-old Gabriella Lenzi is a Brazilian supermodel. She’s known to be a fitness freak, and she stays in shape through swimming and gymnastics.
lilolaf  2/22/2017
My name is Gabriella and I was born in 2003. My parents simply chose this name because they liked it. Also, my Dad is Italian and I have a lot of Italian family. As a nickname, I go by 'Gabs'. I absolutely HATE the nickname 'Gabby' although, not many people call me Gabby as I have grown up being called Gabs. The only people who call me Gabriella are my Mum and Dad. My younger brother calls me 'Gab' and has called me this since he could practically talk. He never calls me Gabriella. I do like the name 'Ella' as a nickname for Gabriella and I also like 'Bri' or 'Briella', although, nobody calls me these. Since I've been called 'Gabs' for so long it's even on my school register. It's on all my school books and all my teachers call me Gabs.

I actually really like my name as you can choose from so many nicknames and it's very pretty to say. My friends call me 'Gabriella' as a joke when they're mad at me and they always say that my name is nice as it fits with my Italian surname.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2017
La is another, rarer nickname for Gabriella.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2017
I can't imagine this name on a teen or adult. Just doesn't sound good on anyone over the age of 8. Gabrielle sounds better.
Luvbug86  8/27/2017
Love the name!
gyeeme  2/9/2018
Okay, one of my names is actually Gabriella, in fact. I love the name but it sounds weird when other people say it. I love the nickname Gabby it's the best. I feel like Gabby is the best name for me. I'm the only Gabby in seventh grade.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2018

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