Gabriel

First Name
335k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
27k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Gabriel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Gabriel

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God
Wiktionary

From Latin Gabriel, from Ancient Greek Γαβρῑήλ (Gabrīḗl), from Hebrew גַּבְרִיאֵל (gaḇrīʾḗl, “man of God”), from גֶּבֶר (géver, “strong man, hero”) and אֵל (ʾēl, “God”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. An archangel associated, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with carrying messages from God.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

Gabriel was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Danish, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Gothic, Latin, Norman, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Gabriel

Gabriel Macht is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1980. Gabriel was given the name Gabriel S. Macht on January 22nd, 1972 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Gabriel Jesus is a soccer player for the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Brazil national under-20 football team, and Brazil national under-23 football team. Gabriel was born on April 3rd, 1997 in São Paulo, Brazil. Gabriel is also known as Gabriel Jesus.

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Gabriel García Márquez was a noteworthy human. Gabriel was given the name Gabriel José García Márquez on March 6th, 1927 in Aracataca. Gabriel is also known as García Márquez and Gabriel José. He died on April 17th, 2014.

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Gabriel is a soccer player for the Santos FC, Brazil national under-15 football team, Brazil national under-17 football team, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Gabriel was born on August 30th, 1996 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. Gabriel is also known as Gabriel.

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Gabriel Byrne is an actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and author. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Gabriel was given the name Gabriel James Byrne on May 12th, 1950 in Dublin.

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Gabriel Iglesias is an observational comedy, impressionist, documentary, satire, impressionist (entertainment), and documentary comedy comedian. Gabriel was given the name Gabriel J. Iglecias on July 15th, 1976 in San Diego.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gabriel

Peter Gabriel is a progressive rock, art rock, experimental music, worldbeat, pop music, and pop rock musician. He plays Keyboard instrument, Flute, and Vocals. He holds the title Don't Give Up". His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to present. Peter was given the name Peter Brian Gabriel on February 13th, 1950 in Chobham, Surrey, England.

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Juan Gabriel is a mariachi, ranchera, latin pop, and mexican pop music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1971. Juan was given the name Alberto Aguilera Valadez on January 7th, 1950 in Parácuaro. Juan is also known as Adán Luna, Juan Gabriel, Juanga, El Divo de Juárez, and El Divo deJuárez.

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Angel Gabriel is a saint. He holds the title Archangel and Angel of Revelation.

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Gabriel is a soccer player for the Santos FC, Brazil national under-15 football team, Brazil national under-17 football team, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Gabriel was born on August 30th, 1996 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. Gabriel is also known as Gabriel.

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Brigitte Gabriel is an author, activist, and journalist. Her ongoing career started in 1986. Brigitte was born on October 21st, 1964 in Marjayoun. Brigitte is also known as Nour Semaan and (alternativenom de plume).

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Seychelle Gabriel is an actress. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Seychelle was given the name Seychelle Suzanne Gabriel on March 25th, 1991 in Burbank, California, U.S.

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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 202 0 202
1927 247 0 247
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 633 16 617
1965 640 17 623
1966 556 8 548
1967 659 15 644
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 2,024 42 1,982
1974 2,271 38 2,233
1975 2,477 43 2,434
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 3,294 59 3,235 #89 boy name
1980 3,566 70 3,496 #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 3,284 73 3,211 #92 boy name
1986 3,129 86 3,043 #95 boy name
1987 3,240 163 3,077 #98 boy name
1988 3,290 174 3,116
1989 3,204 168 3,036
1990 3,906 212 3,694 #101 boy name
1991 4,653 240 4,413 #82 boy name
1992 4,570 235 4,335 #86 boy name
1993 4,610 237 4,373 #86 boy name
1994 5,795 259 5,536 #68 boy name
1995 5,942 230 5,712 #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 12,699 182 12,517 #29 boy name
2004 11,787 234 11,553 #32 boy name
2005 12,928 177 12,751 #28 boy name
2006 12,705 173 12,532 #28 boy name
2007 13,063 164 12,899 #28 boy name
2008 13,169 147 13,022 #24 boy name
2009 12,958 143 12,815 #22 boy name
2010 12,965 100 12,865 #21 boy name
2011 12,416 84 12,332 #24 boy name
2012 11,611 70 11,541 #24 boy name
2013 11,270 53 11,217 #24 boy name
2014 10,962 61 10,901 #24 boy name
2015 10,891 52 10,839 #22 boy name
2016 10,191 49 10,142 #25 boy name

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Popularity of Gabriel as a first name

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Popularity of Gabriel as a last name

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Common last names for Gabriel

  • Garcia
  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Hernandez
  • Lopez
  • Rivera
  • Perez
  • Ramirez
  • Gutierrez
  • Gonzales
  • Torres
  • Sanchez
  • Herrera
  • Ortiz
  • Chavez
  • Reyes

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gabriel U.S.
  White 52.31% 64.26%
  African American 19.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gabriel

People with the last name Gabriel are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Gabriel

  • How Popular is the name Gabriel? Gabriel is the 208th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Gabriel was the 25th most popular name. As a last name Gabriel was the 1,327th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gabriel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 335,026 babies born with the first name Gabriel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gabriel to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gabriel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Gabriel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gabriel is Sunday, May 10th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Gabriel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gabriel was in 2008 with a total of 13,022 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gabriel!
  • Random Gabriel Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gabriel ranks 2nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 166 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Gabriel: Your name in reverse order is Leirbag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iblgaer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gabriel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 26,578 people with the last name Gabriel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gabriel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Gabriel as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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