[ 3 syll. ga-briel, gab-ri-el ] The baby girl name Gabriel is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced GEY-BRiy-ahL in English, Gae-BRiy-EHL in French, or GAAP-RYehL in Polish †. Gabriel has its origins in the Hebrew language and it is used largely in English. Gabriel is a form of the German Gabriele.
A variant of the name is the familiar form Gay.
Gabriel is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 2000, 0.015% of baby girls were named Gabriel. It was #780 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in popularity since then, and is used only on an infrequent scale today. Within all girl names in its family, Gabriel was nevertheless the most popular in 2018. Gabriel has primarily been a boy name in the last century. In 2001, 44 times more boys than girls were given the name Gabriel.
† Pronunciation for Gabriel: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"