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Pronunciation

geɪbriəl

Origin

English, German, Spanish, Scandinavian, French, Portuguese, Slavic, Finnish

Meaning

An elegant multicultural name, Gabriel appears in Christian, Jewish and Muslim holy books and means 'God is my strength'. The angel Gabriel appears to explain visions and bring messages. The 96th chapter of the Koran is said to have been revealed by Gabriel to Muhamed. In the Bible, he visits Mary to tell her of the birth of the baby Jesus. Today, we have a prince Gabriel, born in 2003 to Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium.

Rank in the year 2015

Gabriel was ranked #31 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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