[ 3 syll. ga-briel-le, gab-rie-lle ] The baby girl name Gabrielle is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as Gaa-BRiy-EHL †. Gabrielle has its origins in the Hebrew language. It is used largely in English and French. Gabrielle is a form of the German Gabriele.
A variant of the name is the English contracted form Brielle.
See also the related category french.
Gabrielle is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1950s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only infrequent use. Its usage peaked modestly in 1998 with 0.320% of baby girls being named Gabrielle. It was #47 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #306 with a usage of 0.059%. Among the family of girl names directly related to Gabrielle, Brielle was the most popular. The name was thrice as popular as Gabrielle in 2018. Gabrielle has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.
† Pronunciation for Gabrielle: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Gabrielle:
Actress Gabrielle Union, born 29 October 1972, Omaha, Nebraska.
Fashion Designer Coco Chanel, born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel 19 August 1883 - 10 January 1971, Saumur, France.
Volleyball Player Gabrielle Reece, born 6 January 1970, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.