Gabriel

Gabriel - A popular male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gabriel, meaning God is my strength, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #471. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gabriel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gabriel? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gabriel. The baby boy name Gabriel was given to 11,442 baby boys in 2012, ranking #24 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 143 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gabriel peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2010 on position 21.



Famous with this name

Gabriel Macht
Gabriel Bateman
Gabriel Valentino


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Gabriel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gabriel is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #4 - and is the least popular in South Dakota at position #47.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gabriel is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Gabriel is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Gabriel goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Gabriel origin and meaning

Gabriel is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God is my strength. To see famous people named Gabriel, pop culture references for the name Gabriel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gabriel

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gabriel, sorted by popularity.

Gavriel / Gabrial / Gabriela / Gabrielle / Gabriele / Gaberiel / Gabriell / Gabriella / Gabryel / Gabreil /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201224
201124
201021
200922
200824
200728
200628
200528
200432
200329
200232
200138
200044
199953
199854
199757
199661
199565
199468
199386
199286
199182
1990100
1989110
1988102
198799
198695
198592
198487
198389
198288
198187
198085
197989
197890
197787
197681
1975106
1974119
1973131
1972138
1971172
1970205
1969247
1968273
1967292
1966325
1965309
1964314
1963330
1962334
1961338
1960383
1959377
1958412
1957406
1956417
1955400
1954429
1953425
1952436
1951435
1950422
1949422
1948453
1947435
1946500
1945464
1944447
1943450
1942453
1941403
1940428
1939474
1938441
1937433
1936387
1935419
1934461
1933392
1932412
1931399
1930385
1929376
1928355
1927371
1926441
1925429
1924398
1923410
1922457
1921413
1920435
1919432
1918425
1917413
1916410
1915411
1914416
1913416
1912443
1911355
1910471

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska4
Montana7
New Mexico7
Arkansas10
Kansas11
Hawaii12
Rhode Island13
Colorado14
Oklahoma15
Nebraska15
South Carolina16
Florida16
North Carolina16
Idaho16
Arizona18
Kentucky18
North Dakota19
Washington20
Louisiana21
Oregon22
Michigan22
Indiana22
Maine24
Pennsylvania24
Missouri24
Virginia24
Nevada24
Iowa25
Maryland26
Texas26
West Virginia26
Tennessee27
New Jersey27
New York29
Delaware29
Connecticut30
Georgia30
Massachusetts31
Ohio31
New Hampshire32
Alabama32
California34
Utah34
Vermont34
Illinois36
District of Columbia37
Minnesota38
Wisconsin38
Mississippi41
Wyoming45
South Dakota47

Even more about Gabriel


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gabriel a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gabriel?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2010
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gabriel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 143
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +11,442

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