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Meaning of Gabriel

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Meaning

The name Gabriel has the following meaning:

A hero of God.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Gabriel is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 33 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Gabriel rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 22 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Gabriel in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Gabriel is pronounced as gay-bree-el

Origins

Gabriel originates from the Hebrew language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Gabriel and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Gabriel: Boys - Heber, Namir, Noah, Nuriel, Yahir, Girls - Nuria, Shayna, Yajaira, Yakira, Both genders - Daniel, Joshua, Michael

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Gabriel: Gab, Gabbee, Gabbey, Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabby, Gabe (English), Gabee, Gabey, Gabi, Gabie, Gabino, Gable, Gabrian (Hebrew), Gabriele, Gabrielli, Gabriello, Gabrielo, Gabrio, Gaby, Gavriel, Gavril, Gavrilo

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Gabriel are: Gabe

Style

We think the name Gabriel should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Gabriel to be: A kind and courageous person

In one word, you might describe Gabriel as a(n) "courageous" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Gabriel (or its variants) are:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, born on 6 March, a famous author. Gabriel Garcia Marquez's background: Born in 1928. The Nobel Prize-winning author was born in Columbia. The seamless merging of realism and fantasy in his stories is a peerless example of the Latin American genre known as magic realism. 100 Years of Solitude (1967) is one of his best-known works.

Gabriel Heatter, born on 17 September, a famous media personality. Gabriel Heatter's background: An American radio commentator whose World War II-era sign-on ('There's good news tonight') became both his catchphrase and his caricature.

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, born on 19 August, a famous public figure. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel's background: Born in 1883. The great designer and perfumier Coco Chanel was born in Samur, France. She began her career in fashion in 1909 by selling hats. Two of her most enduring creations are the perfume Chanel No 5 and the little black dress.
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