This name is the best name. Most of the girls named this are very pretty, like the prettiest person alive.
680000373  11/17/2020
Overused, and ugly.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2020
I think this name is pretty but I hate the obvious nickname Gabby.
honeydew  9/22/2020
It’s somewhat pretty. I absolutely despise the nickname Gabby though.
AbbeyDawn  8/31/2020
Much better and less common than Gabriella! It’s short and easy, I love it.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2020
Over the past years I hated my name "Gabrielle". I always preferred Gabby because every time it's time to go back to school and they call roll they pronounce my name GAY-BREE-YEHL it makes me so mad to the point I want to write GA-BREE-YEHL on my head just for them to know how to pronounce it right but I love my name now and what it means. I still hate when people call me Gabriel though.
gabby2pretty  5/29/2020
I used to hate this name for some reason, but I now think it's quite pretty. I prefer this name to Gabriella. I really dislike the nickname Gabby, though.
someone-  5/18/2020
Bad name, often mispronounced as gay-bri-all or gay-brielle, over time this becomes a common nuisance and makes the name tainted, a better choice is definitely Gabriella.
louise_789  11/10/2019
Gabrielle is a wonderful name. Gaby for short.
Some Fool  8/28/2019
Gabrielle Williams is an author.
wh0sbad  8/7/2019
Gabrielle is the name of a wonderful girl. Usually curvy and brunette with big brown eyes and glasses.
Loves to smile and help.
Doesn’t let people down.

Some traits in Gabrielle:

Extremely Ambitious
Open minded
Dirty minded
Mind reader
Show off

Gabrielle with an e is a unique name for a unique girl.
Both introverted and extroverted, Gabrielle can handle any situation with grace. Do not cross Gabrielle because they can fight. You will never know what a Gabrielle is thinking of, but she is very accepting. Gabrielle picks her friends wisely and will be one of the best people you will ever meet so hold onto her tight and don’t let go.
Gabrielle has a big heart and is very loving and adaptable to change and meeting different kinds of people.
Bestone100  6/28/2019
As you can tell, I am a bit biased because I have a name similar to this, but I love this name and find it very sophisticated. The full name is much prettier than the shortened Gabby or Elle in my opinion, but they are still nice options to have if you feel the name is too long.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2019
I have a best friend called Gabrielle but everyone calls her Gabby, even the teachers. This is my personal impression of the name.

G is for go girl
A is for amazing
B is for beautiful
R is for really kind
I is for is this happening
E is for evil sometimes
L is for lovely
L is for lucky
E is for exiting.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2019
I’m 21 years old and this is my name. I do not care for it mostly because I feel like it’s too frilly for me. I’ve gone by Gaby my whole life because I was constantly called Gabriel or Gabriella no matter how many times I corrected people and hated that.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2019
One of my best friends is called Gabi. I love the nickname, but the full name is just... eh. I like Gabriela.
MayaHelen  5/4/2019
In 2018, 12 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Gabrielle who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 452nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2018
This name is likable for many reasons: one, it fits all ages and surnames; two, it has a lot of good nicknames (Gabby, Gale, Brielle, Brie, Elle, Ella, Ellie...)
XYKLONE  9/12/2018
MY name IS GABRIELLE! I haven't been teased at all thank you very much! I love my name and I am proud to be named GABRIELLE! I love my name and it means an Angel of God! Understand that people have different names and styles.
KaGil2345  11/2/2017
Gabrielle sounds much better and more mature than Gabriella.
Luvbug86  8/27/2017
It sort of says 'airbag' backwards.
Hushpuppy  7/31/2017
My name is Gabrielle and I have always loved it! I have always been called by a nickname except for the rare times that I wasn't, but I've always been okay with that because I know that Gabrielle is my official name and nothing else. My main nickname is Gabby, and I'm not really sure why some people don't like it. My other nickname is Gib or Gibbs, which isn't a nickname for Gabrielle, but for Gabriel or Gibson. However, I'm quirky and it fits. Though I don't go by other nicknames used with Gabrielle I think they are all amazing if they are paired with the right person.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2017
I love this name and would use it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, the name is unusable for me because...

1: The nickname potentials for this name are OK but I prefer just Gabrielle. Having my daughter go by her full name constantly wouldn't happen most likely
2: The main reason: I have a relative named "Gabriella" If I were to use "Gabrielle" Her mom and many others would assume that I was trying to copy, which is not the case at all. This Gabriella I'm related to is someone I barely see yet Gabrielle is still unusable for me. That is indeed messed up.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2017
This is my name and honestly, I usually hate it, probably because it's mine. But it's hard to deny the elegance and sophistication of it. Of course, the nickname does a splendid job at soiling that. I think I'll ask my family to refer to me as just Gabrielle, and nothing else or I'll ignore them.
forcetengale  1/21/2017
Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade is an American actress. She began her career in 1990s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing supporting roles in teen comedy films She's All That and 10 Things I Hate About You. Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 teen comedy film Bring It On, after which she was female lead in the short-lived CBS medical drama series City of Angels later that year.
cutenose  1/20/2017
Such a pretty, strong name for a girl; but I hate, hate, HATE the nickname Gabby. It takes all the beauty and grace of Gabrielle and smashes it, much like the nickname Gabe does for Gabriel. There are a ton of other nice nicknames you could use -- Brielle, Ellie, Ella, Elle, Bree, Gale -- so why would you use something as ugly as Gabby?
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
I personally love my name, but as I am named after the angel Gabriel, my name is pronounced "gay-bree-el". That never bothered me at all. One or two kids in primary school tried to make fun of me because of this, but I ignored it and it quickly stopped.
I never disliked "Gabby" until my Nan wrote "Gabby Harwood" on the front of all my school books, which to me sounded very bogan (kind of Australian for trashy), I'd never seen my nickname next to my last name before. But as long as they weren't used together I didn't mind too much, plus I liked the alternative name Gab or Gabs that many friends called me, so the few that called me Gabby wasn't so bad.
I'm 27 now, and about 10 years ago I decided to start spelling my nickname as Gabbie instead of Gabby as it looks more feminine.
I think anyone with this beautiful name is truly blessed! :) After all, Gabrielle means "woman of God".
Gabrielle88  4/19/2016
Although 'Gabriella' itself is a very fine name, I prefer Gabrielle over it. Gabrielle should be used more often! (Let the trend of Gabriella rest).
― Anonymous User  2/29/2016
My name is Gabrielle and I'm loud and cute!
gmonkey  11/13/2015
The name Gabrielle is really beautiful and feminine. 10/10 perfection. :)
― Anonymous User  10/18/2015
I love love love the name Gabrielle. I have a friend who has that name and she likes to be called Gabi. Her name adorns her like a crown.
M.R.  10/17/2015
Love the name Gabrielle; strongly dislike the nickname Gabby.
Alexandra0823  6/28/2015
My name is Gabrielle ^-^ I quite like it. I am 17 but I love having an "older" name. I think it sounds elegant and timeless. I HATE being called Gabby, just because I feel like a little kid would have that name.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2015
I am not such a big fan of this name. I really like the Brielle part of it, but I really dislike the Gab part. It always reminds me of the words yap and yab. I don't like the nickname Gabby for the same reason. I knew a girl who had this name but she didn't like it, so she went by Bri.
Eleni 217  3/18/2015
Gabrielle Aplin is a British singer-songwriter. She gained mainstream attention with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "The Power of Love".
― Anonymous User  1/25/2015
Gavriela should be added as the Hebrew version of this name.
webbess10  11/21/2014
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
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
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
My daughters name is Gabrielle. We call her GABBY. Consider this when u name your daughter this. She will be called:
Gabriel (male name)
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
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
I guess you could use Abby as a nickname, it's a lot better than gabby...
― Anonymous User  5/6/2013
Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas (b. 1995 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Gabrielle Carmouche (b. 1978 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Gabrielle Union (b. 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
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
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
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
Although I hate Gabby/Gabriella I like the name Gabrielle, it is pretty.
Alora  5/3/2010
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
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
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
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 don't like it that much, even though I really like Gabriel for a boy.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  5/23/2009
It starts with gab. 'Nuff said.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2009
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
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
My cousin is named "Gabrielle" and we call her "Elle" on occasion.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2009
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
Gabrielle is a lovely, elegant sounding name!
aquaspirit96  11/2/2007
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
This is a really beautiful name. I really DO like the nickname Gabby.
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Gabrielle is such a beautiful, classy name. A name a child could grow up with.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Gabrielle Delacour is the younger sister of the gorgeous Fleur Delacour in J.K. Rowling's HARRY POTTER series.
websurfer  3/14/2006
Gabrielle was the name of Caleb Nichol's girlfriend in episode 8 of season 1 of The OC.
october_bay  2/26/2006
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 "Coco" Chanel, fashion designer and inventor of the little black dress, is a famous bearer. [noted -ed]
hana  2/9/2006
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
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
Gabrielle Solis, played by Eva Longoria, is one of the "Desperate Housewives."
breakofday  12/22/2005
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
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 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
Gabrielle is a very adorable and not overly-popular name!
Emilie  7/1/2005
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
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
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
GAYbrielle? So immature you must be looking for it!
lucyskydiamonds  3/24/2010
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

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