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325k
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since 1880

Gabriel

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my Strength
  • #217 All Time
  • #22 in 2015
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
131k Gabrielle (French)
1k Gavriel (Hebrew)
< 1k Gabryle (American)
< 1k Gavril (Slavic)

How popular is the baby 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 183 5 178
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 274 0 274
1954 296 7 289
1955 339 6 333
1956 343 0 343
1957 395 8 387
1958 373 13 360
1959 449 0 449
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 746 12 734
1969 886 21 865
1970 1,282 37 1,245
1971 1,615 36 1,579
1972 1,954 35 1,919
1973 2,025 42 1,983
1974 2,272 38 2,234
1975 2,473 43 2,430
1976 3,358 55 3,303 #81 boy name
1977 3,404 56 3,348 #87 boy name
1978 3,198 67 3,131 #90 boy name
1979 3,294 59 3,235 #89 boy name
1980 3,565 70 3,495 #85 boy name
1981 3,431 55 3,376 #88 boy name
1982 3,430 63 3,367 #88 boy name
1983 3,343 77 3,266 #89 boy name
1984 3,400 79 3,321 #87 boy name
1985 3,282 73 3,209 #92 boy name
1986 3,128 86 3,042 #95 boy name
1987 3,239 163 3,076 #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 5,795 259 5,536 #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 7,323 257 7,066 #54 boy name
1999 7,650 281 7,369 #53 boy name
2000 8,970 293 8,677 #44 boy name
2001 11,151 238 10,913 #38 boy name
2002 12,262 210 12,052 #32 boy name
2003 12,698 182 12,516 #29 boy name
2004 11,785 234 11,551 #32 boy name
2005 12,927 177 12,750 #28 boy name
2006 12,703 173 12,530 #28 boy name
2007 13,062 164 12,898 #28 boy name
2008 13,166 147 13,019 #24 boy name
2009 12,948 143 12,805 #22 boy name
2010 12,959 100 12,859 #21 boy name
2011 12,408 84 12,324 #24 boy name
2012 11,608 70 11,538 #24 boy name
2013 11,255 53 11,202 #24 boy name
2014 10,942 61 10,881 #24 boy name
2015 10,834 52 10,782 #22 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Gabriel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 324,700 babies born with the name Gabriel in the United States. That's more than enough Gabriels to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). 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 13,019 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gabriels)

According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gabriel" ranks #40 in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 839 babies in California have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 3,358 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?

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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.

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 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 Garko

Gabriel was born in 1974.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Gabriel

Gabriel Brothers
Gabriel Mann
Gabriel Angel
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Iglesias
Gabriel And Co
Gabriel Aubry
Gabriel Iglesias Son

Alternative Meanings

G is for gentle, the nurturing side of you.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

I is for ideals, no higher!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for love, your love of life!

Your name in reverse order is "Leirbag". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Gaberil". 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 May 31, 1985

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 1575. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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