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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Gabriel
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Gabriel in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Gabriel:
Records indicate that 3,309 girls in the United States have been named Gabriel since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 293 people in the U.S. were given the name Gabriel. Those people are now 20 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Gabriel
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13 Positive Comments
"I honestly always thought of Gabriel as a boy's name, but after watching something where one of the main characters (they're all female) was named Gabriel, I decided to look more into it. Now that I think about it and have pronounced it out loud multiple times, I'm realizing how terrible Gabrielle sounds (in my opinion. If you like it I won't judge). I guess these things are based more on opinion and where/how you're raised than how it actually sounds. When I was little, my sister had a big pink plush unicorn named Sampson (I think she named it, she was around six or seven years old). I thought it was a girl's name for years. I still can't think of it as a boy's name only, though, and instead always end up thinking of it as gender neutral.
On a completely unrelated note, when I was around one year old I had a plush frog that I'd named after a website that my dad went on (or at least mentioned) a lot. I don't even know why or how that happened." Mar. 2, 2017:
"I feel Gabriel's a little too feminine to put on a boy, but I think it's perfect for a little girl. I think it's unique but not crazy. I don't think that if you want to name your girl Gabriel you have to go with Gabrielle, because, despite looking similar, it has several parts different from the more "masculine" version(the sound of the a and which syllable to stress). People may think it's too much of a boy's name, but you never know, it may be the new Courtney or Ashley (Popular girls' names which started out as boy names)." Apr. 27, 2016:
"Love the name for a girl. Some think that the Angel Gabriel was actually a girl, if angels really have genders." Mar. 17, 2015:
"My name is Gabriel, and I'm a girl, and it's pronounced the way Gabrielle is spelt. I don't find it bothersome at all. Everyone calls me Gabby because I'm not very used to hearing Gabriel, but I find my name quite unique for a girl. I also find the meaning very interesting." Mar. 19, 2012:
"My daughter was born a month ago and we named her Gabriel Caitlin and I always call her Gabe." Jun. 4, 2011:
"My grandmother was named Gabriel (and went by "Gabe"), and my wife and I are considering naming our daughter after her (with the possible nickname of "Gabby" to deal with the bozos who think that Gabriel is "too masculine" a name for a girl)." May. 19, 2011:
"I'm having a daughter next year and we plan to name her Gabriel." Dec. 27, 2010:
"Well the only reason I found this page was because I'm writing a story and I was looking for a good name for a mysterious, kick-ass female character. I thought of Gabriel, but wasn't sure if would work for a female. Glad to see it's already in use. Anyone that thinks it's too masculine, is just too simple-minded and rigid. Evolve will ya?" Sep. 22, 2010:
"I love that name for a Girl...i love that girls can have boy names...It's beautiful" Oct. 27, 2009:
"My name is Gabriel. I am female. But this is my english name. It sounds like my original name thats why i got this name. also i love my name "Gabriel"." Sep. 4, 2009:
"Im a girl and I love my name! I like that it is masculine! And my parents aren't dumb!" Sep. 24, 2008:
"My name is Gabriel Ryan and I'm a female, but I find it cool to be a chick with such hot masculine names!! My boyfriend is actually named Gabriel but he calls me Gabby and I call him Gabe. I am 17 in four days!! Yay me?" Jun. 27, 2007:
"It's such a strong and nice name. Deffinitally one of my favorite boys names!!!" Nov. 24, 2005:
4 Negative Comments
"Gabriel should be for a boy because Gabrielle would be for a girl." May. 8, 2015:
"An awful, masculine name for a girl. Gabriel is definitely a boys name. You want a girl name, then go with Gabrielle, it's not super girly and feminine." Jun. 12, 2014:
"Way too masculine for a girl. It should be spelt 'Gabrielle', then it'd be quite pretty." Mar. 9, 2007:
"Far too masculine for a girl. Gabrielle or Gabriela on the other hand are beautiful names!" Feb. 21, 2007:
6 Neutral Comments
"Gabriel is definitely 100% a boy's name it has always been a boy's name since the beginning even if you go on Google and type in the female version of Gabriel it is pronounced and spelled Gabrielle and then there's also Gabriella. it's very confusing when women are called Gabrielle but spelled her name Gabriel. It makes others pronounce Gabriel as Gabrielle for boys and that's very irritating." Mar. 5, 2018:
"my name is Gabriel and I'm also a girl. At first I thought my name was weird because it's usually for boys but I actually like it a lot it's unique and different. Every new school year we get teachers and when they role and get to my name, they look confused but I don't really care. Besides, I don't like how there's "a lot" of gabby's,Gabrielle's and gabriella's." Jul. 28, 2017:
"I'm a 53 year old woman named Gabriel. When I was a kid I went by Gaby. My parents were English an it is definitely a girl's name. Can't imagine being anything else." Mar. 16, 2016:
"MY DAUGHTER JUST HAD TWINS, WE CALL HIM: Gabriel and HER,Gabriella." May. 11, 2014:
"Our little one died from a miscarriage, and we never knew the sex of the baby. So we wrestled with many names, and Gabriel is what we picked. It can be for both a girl and a boy, and I love the meaning...strength of God!" Jul. 8, 2012:
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