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My name is not the short form of this name. I hate the name GABRIELLE but I love the name BRIELLE (my name). Gabrielle looks too much like GAYbrielle.
-- Brielle.m.  5/18/2005
It WAS originally used as a short form of Gabrielle. Unless your mother happened to put sounds together that she liked, she most likely heard someone use it somewhere or something, and inevitably this is where it comes from.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2007
GAYbrielle? So immature you must be looking for it!
-- lucyskydiamonds  3/24/2010
I have always liked the name "Gabrielle" because a)it's my name, and b)it is a beautiful and sophisticated name (though I cannot really be described using those two words).
-- specialroger  5/27/2005
I like this name because it's my name, it's really beautiful and it's not a bimbo name like Brittney or Mandy and it sounds really sophisticated. I reccomend it but if you do name your child Gabrielle then don't let anyone call her Gabby. That's what happened to me, and I hate it.
-- scorpio93  5/28/2005
Gabrielle is a very adorable and not overly-popular name!
-- Emilie  7/1/2005
I think Gabrielle is a very beautiful name. Not only because it is my name, but because it has some sort of charm to it and is not a very common name. I believe that it sounds golden and young compared to other names.
-- Anonymous User  8/21/2005
I love the name Gabrielle. I used to hate it because it was so long but now that I'm older I absolutely love it! It is not tacky like Jordan or Tracy... they are so common.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2005
I love this name! I think it's so pretty! I have a friend who's name is close to this (Gabriella) and we call her G or Gigi.
-- doodlebug  11/7/2005
Gabrielle Solis, played by Eva Longoria, is one of the "Desperate Housewives."
-- breakofday  12/22/2005
I like the name "Gabrielle" because 1. It is my birth name 2. It is not a common name, and it has to be changed to go to a masculine name, not like Alex and Jordan. 3. The origin of the name, even if it is European, is different because half the names these days I believe come from England. Gabrielle is a French name, and it is a very beautiful name.
-- LoneRanger  12/26/2005
I think it is very pretty, but I would never name my child Gabrielle because she would (without a doubt) be nicknamed "Gabby" by her friends, and I do not personally like that nickname.
-- clarktieman  1/19/2006
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, fashion designer and inventor of the little black dress, is a famous bearer. [noted -ed]
-- hana  2/9/2006
Gabrielle is Xena's "sidekick" in the show "Xena Warrior Princess".
-- KatrinaLee  2/13/2006
I love this name. When I was little I always said my best friend should have been named this because she was really pretty and looked like a Gabrielle.
-- KatrinaLee  2/13/2006
Gabrielle was the name of Caleb Nichol's girlfriend in episode 8 of season 1 of The OC.
-- october_bay  2/26/2006
Gabrielle Delacour is the younger sister of the gorgeous Fleur Delacour in J.K. Rowling's HARRY POTTER series.
-- websurfer  3/14/2006
Gabrielle is such a beautiful, classy name. A name a child could grow up with.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Gabrielle, Gabriele, Gabrieli and my favorite one, Gabrielly, is a beautiful and common name in my country (Brazil). Here, the pronunciation is: gah-bree-EL-lee.
-- _Lygia_  6/26/2006
I love this name, it is pretty as everyone comments. I was actually mad when I heard I came extremely close to being named Gabrielle or Gabriella, because I would be so happy if that was my name even though my name is good too.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2006
I think Gabrielle is a nice name, but it is WAY overused. It has a nice ring to it. I would rather name my child (if I ever have one) Gabriela because it is less common.
-- ekatz7  8/1/2006
Well, Gabrielle is my friend's name. Everyone who doesn't know her pronounces her name GAY-bree-el.
-- ekatz7  11/10/2006
I think this is a very beautiful name! It's my middle name, but I wish it was my first name so much! I don't like the nickname "Gabby" though, because it's a little too cutesy for me. I hardly ever hear of people with this name and I like the classic uncommon sound of it. This name has the look of gold and delicacy to it.
-- Dark Whysper  11/11/2006
I really like this. Even though it's not my name, I love the name. I use it for stories and role-plays.

I think this is a beautiful name, and most of the time I don't mind hearing someone call my character "Gabby" or "Gabi". Whatever works for them. I hope to name one of my children this (when I have children).
-- Miss_Eyeliner  1/12/2007
Gabrielle is an English singer. I really love the song "Out of Reach" - the theme from "Bridget Jones´ Diary". Other hits are "Dreams" for instance. Her real name is Louise Gabrielle Bobb.
-- elliebeth  1/21/2007
When I was growing up our neighbors housed children from the Dominican Republic who needed to come to America for medical treatment. This name makes me sort of glum since the only bearer of this name I've ever known was burned terribly in a fire and had to leave their families behind and face a new, strange place far from home.
-- hiya  2/23/2007
Isn't a bit confusing that it's pronounced the same way as the most countries that don't speak English pronounce Gabriel? Same with Danielle.
-- writing the world  3/29/2007
I think this is a very beautiful name. I very much prefer it to the other French feminizations like Danielle and Michelle.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2007
I love the name Gabrielle. Because A) It's my name, B) It's not very common, and C) It's sophisticated, even elegant. I used to hate my name because nobody pronounces it correctly. I'm still not a huge fan of the mispronunciacion, but I can deal with it. I also didn't like the nickname Gabby. Now I'm cool with it. I've only known one other person with my name [that I knew personally]. My name rocks!
-- Gabmonster  5/5/2007
This is a really beautiful name. I really DO like the nickname Gabby.
-- CharlieRob  5/6/2007
I think Gabrielle is a beautiful name - elegant, stylish, timeless and has substance. The thing that has prevented us from giving this name to our daughter is that people would inevitably call her "Gabby" which we loathe. We may use it as a middle name.
-- Blossom  10/22/2007
Gabrielle is a lovely, elegant sounding name!
-- aquaspirit96  11/2/2007
Gabrielle, the Uncorrupted (aka Allegra van Alen) from the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz

Gabrielle de Lioncourt (mother of the vampire Lestat) from the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice

Because of this, I tend to associate this name with a gorgeous, blonde vampire (as both of the above characters fit this description). Still, I think it is a very beautiful name.
-- Luanna  1/19/2008
I like this name because it is mine. I used to get called Gabby which I don't really like but now I get called Gabs which I prefer.
-- gabrielle10d  2/9/2008
In the TV show from the 90's Xena Warrior Princess, Xena's sidekick/soulmate/love of her life was called Gabrielle. She was portrayed by the beautiful American actress Renée O'Conner. Though a bit cheesy today I really love(d) this show and I may very well use this name for my daughter because of what it symbolises to me. Dislike 'Gabby' though. I so glad that we don't use nicknames in Denmark to the extent that English talking people do. My daughter will then actually BE Gabrielle and not some random name that I didn't choose! Just my opinion.
-- Katrine  2/27/2008
I much prefer this name to the girly Brielle. This one has maturity. I don't know if you can get any *decent* nicknames out of it, but it's not such a bad name. It's not among my favorites, though.
-- slight night shiver  5/25/2008
This is my birth name! I used to really dread it and thought it was too popular because it has been in at least the top 70 for quite some time. Then I noticed I'm pretty much the only Gabrielle in my whole town and I am the only Gabrielle in my school. It also sounds really pretty and everyone I meet says it's a wonderful name. Now I truly am happy to be named this! But I still tell myself: It's not a name that makes a person unique, it's the person behind the name that does. :)
-- Jesus_Freak  6/5/2008
I hate this name. It sounds like a snob's name, it could be nice if it was with a very nice person. But unlikely it would be with a nice person. In my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2008
I very much like this name. It seems very feminine without being prissy. I think Gabby is very cute for a nickname too.
-- mom2zeke  11/1/2008
My cousin is named "Gabrielle" and we call her "Elle" on occasion.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2009
This is my middle name and I absolutely love it. I almost wish it was my first name except then I know I would be called Gabby, which I do not like. The cool thing about this name is that as a middle name, it sounds great with many different first names.
-- Anonymous User  3/9/2009
I absolutely adore the name Gabrielle. I would name my daughter Gabrielle Grace, Gabrielle named after Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (my idol). Gabrielle is the most beautiful name, I love it.
-- ohemily_  5/8/2009
It starts with gab. 'Nuff said.
-- Anonymous User  5/12/2009
I don't like it that much, even though I really like Gabriel for a boy.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  5/23/2009
Lovely name, both Gabrielle and Gabriella/Gabriela and Gabriel.

I met a Brazilian girl by this name and she pronounced 'GAH-BREE-EHL', not 'GAH-BREE-EHL-LEE'.
-- jorge190  12/24/2009
I'm Gabrielle Ann, and though people usually call me Gabie, I LOVE my name, it's beautiful and adorable!
-- Anonymous User  1/31/2010
Gabrielle is a pretty name, it's much better than Gabriella as that is a bit of a mouthful. I like it pronounced 'GAH - BRIELLE'.
-- starz26  4/12/2010
Gabrielle is my middle name. I love it. I think it's such a lovely name for a male or female.
-- sobriquet87  4/13/2010
Although I hate Gabby/Gabriella I like the name Gabrielle, it is pretty.
-- Alora  5/3/2010
This is a nice, elegant name, but I HATE HATE HATE the nickname Gabby. Not because it means somebody talks a lot, but it's just so ugly!
-- Chrila96  10/6/2010
My French teacher in grade school used to call me Gabrielle because there was no French name for Gayle, and I hated it. Now, however, I appreciate Gabrielle as a beautiful name. And I think Gaby is a great nickname, sounds very French to me.
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2011
I honestly consider this name to be one of the most beautiful names for girls ever created. Everything about it is beautiful and graceful, but still youthful enough to sound pretty in modern day.
-- xsai  5/17/2011
Gabrielle Union (b. 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2012
Gabrielle Carmouche (b. 1978 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas (b. 1995 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
I guess you could use Abby as a nickname, it's a lot better than gabby...
-- Anonymous User  5/6/2013
The name Gabrielle was popular during the first half of the 20th century in France, but began a small decline in the 70's. It reached its height of popularity in 1905.
-- bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
My daughters name is Gabrielle. We call her GABBY. Consider this when u name your daughter this. She will be called:
Gabriel (male name)
Gabriella
She's 10 now and we named her after God's angel Gabriel and it means woman of God.
She likes to be called Gabrielle now since shes getting older.
Most people I met with this name are hispanic in my area. My daughter is Caucasian.
-- jpeck44  2/3/2014
It's a beautiful and elegant name. A bit too girly for my tastes. I would not want that name, but I can see a beautiful woman having it.
-- Antares  4/4/2014
I've always loved the name Gabrielle. It is my name but I love where it comes from, I love it when people call me different nicknames because of different spellings in my name. Some people call me Ellie or Elle. Some call me Gab or Gabz. Some call me Gabi. One person calls me Brielle. And then there are the funny names like Yo Gabba gabba or Bubble Guppy. If you do not like the name, well, that is your own opinion. It always comes back down to opinion. If you have the name Gabrielle, I congratulate you. If you don't have the name or you don't like it, well, that is just one person's opinion on a name. It truly does not matter.
-- Catastrophic  7/24/2014
In school you may be called Gabriel. It has happened to me numerous times. Some of my teachers would get my name and another girl's name confused because he called me Gabi and her name was Abby. We sat right by each other. But, the name is beautiful and sophisticated. It's a beautiful French name that I am proud to be called. Yes I have tons of nicknames, some of them I despise. But if you don't like the name, then that is your opinion. The name Gabrielle was more popular in 1999, which happens to be my birth year. But my mom had loved the name even longer before that. And now I love the name. A little boy called me Addie because he couldn't pronounce a G, nor a B.
-- Anonymous User  7/24/2014
I was born with the name Gabrielle and have to admit that I HATED it as a child. It was too different and I was already different in a number of ways (but we won't go into that, lol). I'm 50+ and nobody else that I had ever heard of had that name. I grew up in an age where you could get so much stuff with your name on it (jewellery, mugs, door plaques, etc) but, of course, we could never find my name. I do love that my parents made a special effort though and had a few things custom made for me (at a time when money was not plentiful). :-) I have to admit, though, that I have grown to love the name. It is different and beautiful - depending on how it is pronounced - I'm with Brielle. M who said she hated the name because it was pronounced GAY-bree-el. While I don't hate that variation, it's not my favorite way to have it pronounced... not because of any meaning behind it (as one or two other comments suggested), but rather because there are so many other more beautiful ways to say it. I prefer gah-bree-EL. But, hey, as long as you don't shorten it, you can pronounce it however you like. Well, maybe you can shorten it, but please don't call me Gabby. I get G or Ella. That's okay. If I had heard Brielle I probably would have liked that.

All in all, it's nice to see it being used more frequently now, because it really is a beautiful name.
-- agmaz87  9/18/2014

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