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Updated June 12, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

What does Gabrielle mean and stand for?


  • French: God is my strength
  • Hebrew: God is my strong man
  • Italian: God is my hero

Gender: Female

Syllables: 3

Pronunciation: The name Gabrielle is pronounced gab-ree-el

The name Gabrielle has its origins in Hebrew, deriving from the name Gabriel, meaning "God is my strength." It is popular in French-speaking countries and carries strong biblical connotations. Not only has it been borne by many notable figures and characters in history and literature, but it also carries an air of elegance and timelessness.

How Popular Is The Name Gabrielle

Family name origins & meanings

Italian: variant spelling of Italian Gabriele.

Famous people with this first name

Gabrielle in Pop Culture

Do you know these fictional characters that share this first name?

  • Gabrielle from Xena: Warrior Princess - Gabrielle is a bard who becomes the loyal companion and best friend of Xena, the Warrior Princess.
  • Gabrielle Solis from Desperate Housewives - Gabrielle is a glamorous ex-model living in the fictional town of Wisteria Lane.
  • Gabrielle de Lioncourt from The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice - Gabrielle is the mother of the vampire Lestat.
  • Gabrielle Delacour from Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - Gabrielle is Fleur Delacour's younger sister, who participates in the Triwizard Tournament.
  • Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel from Coco Before Chanel - This film depicts the early life of the famous fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel.

Popularity of the Name Gabrielle

According to Social Security Administration data, Gabrielle has had a fluctuating popularity over the years. It has seen periods of high ranking in the U.S., notably peaking within the top 100 names in previous decades. The name has French origins, meaning "God is my strength," and has been popularized globally. Historically, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel stands out as an influential figure who revolutionized fashion. In modern times, notable individuals include actress Gabrielle Union, known for her roles in Bring It On and Being Mary Jane. Fictional characters named Gabrielle appear in popular TV series like Xena: Warrior Princess, where she serves as Xena's loyal sidekick, demonstrating the name's enduring appeal in various media.

Where Is the Name Gabrielle Popular?

This name is most popular across certain states in the U.S., including those highlighted on the map below.

Nicknames for Gabrielle

These shortened names can make great nicknames for your baby.

Gabrielle Pairs Well With These Middle Names

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