Meaning and Origin of: Gabriel

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God is my strength

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, Scottish, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish : from the Hebrew personal name Gavriel ‘God has given me strength’. This was borne by an archangel in the Bible (Daniel 8:16 and 9:21), who in the New Testament announced the impending birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26–38). It has been a comparatively popular personal name in all parts of Europe, among both Christians and Jews, during the Middle Ages and since. Compare Michael and Raphael.

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