One of seven archangels, Gabriel appeared to Mary to give her the news of her pregnancy and impending birth of Jesus, and appears in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim texts. The traditionally Spanish name has been coming back in vogue in recent years and shortens to the cute nickname Gabe. What’s not to love?


  • hebrew: God is my strength
  • spanish:


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Irish actor Gabriel Byrne

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Meredith Vieira, Son of Jason Alexander, Son of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, Son of Isabelle Adjani and Daniel Day-Lewis, Son of Mia Farrow