Meaning: God has given me strength; man of God
Alternate spellings: Gabe
Gabriel is a Hebrew name from the Bible that means “God has given me strength; man of God.” The archangel Gabriel’s most famous biblical appearance is as a sort of New Testament home pregnancy test, when he visits the Virgin Mary to tell her she’s pregnant with Jesus. Despite the biblical connection, Gabriel has only recently become fashionable. Gabriel entered the top 100 for the first time in 1976 and has been gaining popularity since. If you like angels, another classic biblical archangel (and Ninja Turtle) is Raphael.
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