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Gabriel

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my Strength
  • #221 All Time
  • #24 in 2014
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
129k Gabrielle (French)
1k Gavriel (Hebrew)
< 1k Gabryle (American)
< 1k Gavril (Slavic)

How popular is the name "Gabriel" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 15 0 15
1881 17 0 17
1882 20 0 20
1883 10 0 10
1884 21 0 21
1885 11 0 11
1886 13 0 13
1887 18 0 18
1888 13 0 13
1889 9 0 9
1890 15 0 15
1891 10 0 10
1892 10 0 10
1893 16 0 16
1894 22 0 22
1895 14 0 14
1896 18 0 18
1897 10 0 10
1898 17 0 17
1899 12 0 12
1900 19 0 19
1901 21 0 21
1902 23 0 23
1903 18 0 18
1904 14 0 14
1905 29 0 29
1906 16 0 16
1907 21 0 21
1908 34 0 34
1909 39 0 39
1910 46 5 41
1911 47 0 47
1912 93 9 84
1913 119 5 114
1914 131 0 131
1915 180 7 173
1916 179 5 174
1917 195 5 190
1918 195 5 190
1919 191 0 191
1920 206 5 201
1921 225 6 219
1922 194 0 194
1923 214 5 209
1924 241 6 235
1925 202 0 202
1926 201 0 201
1927 248 0 248
1928 254 0 254
1929 242 5 237
1930 220 0 220
1931 209 0 209
1932 184 0 184
1933 188 0 188
1934 163 0 163
1935 182 5 177
1936 202 0 202
1937 177 5 172
1938 170 0 170
1939 153 0 153
1940 193 0 193
1941 212 6 206
1942 199 5 194
1943 206 7 199
1944 193 0 193
1945 164 0 164
1946 172 0 172
1947 243 6 237
1948 216 0 216
1949 275 10 265
1950 263 5 258
1951 245 0 245
1952 265 0 265
1953 275 0 275
1954 295 7 288
1955 338 6 332
1956 342 0 342
1957 393 8 385
1958 374 13 361
1959 450 0 450
1960 441 12 429
1961 561 11 550
1962 584 12 572
1963 597 16 581
1964 634 16 618
1965 640 17 623
1966 556 8 548
1967 658 15 643
1968 745 12 733
1969 887 21 866
1970 1,282 37 1,245
1971 1,617 36 1,581
1972 1,953 35 1,918
1973 2,027 42 1,985
1974 2,267 37 2,230
1975 2,472 44 2,428
1976 3,358 55 3,303 #81 boy name
1977 3,403 56 3,347 #87 boy name
1978 3,198 67 3,131 #90 boy name
1979 3,295 59 3,236 #89 boy name
1980 3,565 70 3,495 #85 boy name
1981 3,430 55 3,375 #88 boy name
1982 3,429 63 3,366 #88 boy name
1983 3,342 77 3,265 #89 boy name
1984 3,397 79 3,318 #87 boy name
1985 3,282 73 3,209 #92 boy name
1986 3,127 86 3,041 #95 boy name
1987 3,238 163 3,075 #99 boy name
1988 3,290 174 3,116
1989 3,204 168 3,036
1990 3,906 212 3,694 #100 boy name
1991 4,653 240 4,413 #82 boy name
1992 4,569 235 4,334 #86 boy name
1993 4,610 237 4,373 #86 boy name
1994 5,794 259 5,535 #68 boy name
1995 5,943 230 5,713 #65 boy name
1996 6,125 228 5,897 #61 boy name
1997 6,666 264 6,402 #57 boy name
1998 7,324 257 7,067 #54 boy name
1999 7,649 281 7,368 #53 boy name
2000 8,969 293 8,676 #44 boy name
2001 11,150 238 10,912 #38 boy name
2002 12,262 210 12,052 #32 boy name
2003 12,696 182 12,514 #29 boy name
2004 11,783 234 11,549 #32 boy name
2005 12,926 177 12,749 #28 boy name
2006 12,701 172 12,529 #28 boy name
2007 13,058 164 12,894 #28 boy name
2008 13,164 147 13,017 #24 boy name
2009 12,944 143 12,801 #22 boy name
2010 12,954 100 12,854 #21 boy name
2011 12,399 84 12,315 #24 boy name
2012 11,595 70 11,525 #24 boy name
2013 11,228 53 11,175 #24 boy name
2014 10,885 59 10,826 #24 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Gabriel? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 313,721 babies born with the name Gabriel in the United States. That's more than enough Gabriels to occupy the country of Belize with an estimated population of 312,971 (as of May 12, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 15 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gabriel" was in 2008 with a total of 13,017 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gabriels)

According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gabriel" ranks #53 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 132 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1987. Across the entire United States a total of 3,238 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Gabriel popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Gabriel in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gabriel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gabriel as well as things modernly associated with the name Gabriel such as celebrities named Gabriel.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Gabriel

The name "Gabriel" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is my Strength". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Gabriel Macht

Gabriel Macht is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Gabriel was born in 1972 as Gabriel S. Macht in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Gabriel Garko

Gabriel was born in 1974.

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Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne is an actor, film director, film producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Gabriel was born in 1950 as Gabriel James Byrne in Dublin, Ireland.

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Gabriel Soto

Gabriel Soto is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Gabriel was born in 1975 as Gabriel Soto Borja-Diaz in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Gabriel Batistuta

Gabriel Batistuta is a football biography. Gabriel was born in 1969 in Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina.

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Gabriel Milito

Gabriel Milito is a football biography. Gabriel was born in 1980 in Bernal, Argentina.

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Alternative Meanings

G is for generous, your giving nature.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

B is for busy, your never idle life.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

L is for life, that you live so well.

Your name in reverse order is "Leirbag". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Gaerbil". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Gabriel born Oct 10, 1927

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Name poster for Gabriel

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