Name: Gabriel

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gabriel

  • Meaning:
    God is my might
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    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (gah bree EL); (GAY bree ul)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gabriel

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  • Used in:
    English and Norwegian speaking countries
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    In the Old and New Testament, the angel Gabriel makes several appearances; he is the angel who informs Mary that she will give birth to Jesus. According to Hebrew tradition, Gabriel is one of the seven archangels.

    Bearers include Columbian author Gabriel García Márquez, actor Gabriel Byrne and composer Gabriel Fauré.

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