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  • Records indicate that 70,603 girls in the United States have been named Gabriela since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2003, when 3,354 people in the U.S. were given the name Gabriela. Those people are now 17 years old.

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      44 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Gabriela and most people call me Gaby. I spell "Gaby" with 1 "B", but most people think it's two "B's" It REALLY annoys me when people spell my name with two B's, because it's spelled with one B. My parents had thought about naming me Olivia, and I honestly think I look like one. Most people also say I look like a Gabriela or an Olivia, either which. I do like the name Ela though, because it's finally something other than Gaby or Gabriela." Sep. 27, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela or you could call me gaby I get what you guys are saying when people first meet me they spell my name with 1 L or an I or 2 Bs and it ticks me off but I love my name I wouldn't change for the world but I am full Spanish" Mar. 26, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many people spell it wrong. they spell it gabriella or gabby, when it is gabriela or gaby. I especially hate when someone calls me Gabrielle. I love my name though, and I think it is perfect and uniquely common-y'know?" Mar. 7, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela and when I was younger I hated it and people called me Gabi but as I got older I prefered Gabriela as I thought Gabi sounded childish. People always mispell my name, i don't think I know anyone other than close friends or familly that have spelt it correctly on their first try! People often call me Gabe-riela or Gabrielle and it ticks me off... I never met anyone called Gabriela with 1 L untill i was 14 and one of my friends shared that name which was nice and since then I have met only one other person called Gabriela with 1 L. My name is spelt with one L as I am half Spanish and in Spain Gabriella is pronounced Gabrieya. The two other Gabrielas I have met are also Spanish or half Spanish. I love my name and I am not to keen on any of the nicknames but in school people always called me gabby or gab or ella or bri-bri. Many people still can't spell my name and I think the worst spelling I have come accross spelt by one of my friends is Garibla..." Nov. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "That's my name! I'm very much proud of my name and somewhat ticked off when people misspell or pronounce it. It's simple.. but elegant. :)" Mar. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I loooooooove my name. I write my name with only one "l" because I'm Hispanic and that's the way people usually write it the most! My nickname in school is Gaby or Gabby or Gabi or how ever anyone wants to spell it :) but it could be nice if people called me stuff like Ella, Bri, Bella because those are beautiful names too or nicknames :)" Dec. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "People mispronounce it wrong all the time:gabe-briela or gabrella.Some people completely miss the A at the end and call me Gabriel. It's pronounced Gab-bri-ella, every Gabriella or Gabriela i've met pronounces it that way. I go by gabby because it's just easier for others. I really like my name though, i get compliments often:)" Jun. 12, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is gabriela and I lovvve it (; I think it is very unique and spontanious most of my close family calls me gaby when I have a girl I want to name ger gabriela too but I want her nickname to be ella." Mar. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela. But if I wright it I put gabriella with 2 l's. My nickname is Gaby in school. Some of my teachers still call me Gabriella. I don't mind but I would want people to call me Bri or Ella." Jun. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "i loooveeee my name. I get called Gaby most of the time. One issue is that often new teachers call me Gabriel as they miss the A out and it was quite irratating! I get nicknamed Gaby, Babi, Gaba and similar names by close friends and relatives. I really love it though!" Mar. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's mine name, and yes people miss spell it a lot, but I don't really mind. People also call me "Gabby" which irritates me, "Ella" would be a more suitable nick name." Oct. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Gabriela with (1L) And people usually call me gabe-rella and I hatee it!" Jun. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I lovees me my name, i think its great... but i wish i had a middle name:) in my country we spell it with one L because if i had 2 it would be gabrieya:)" May. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name very much although like someone before me has written I would like to be the only Gabriela I know and that is not the case. I live in Argentina and it is not the most common name but it isn't very uncommon either. I would also like it better if people would just call me Gabriela but they always seem to need to shorten it to Gaby or soemthing like that." Apr. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "wohoooo im gabriela too the best name in the worlddd" Mar. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate


  • "My name is Gabriela and while I think its a gorgeous name I hate the fact that its exactly the same as my mother's. There is nothing unique to me about it cause its like a hand me down and I don't even have a middle name. I'd enjoy my name more if there wasn't another Gabriela in every one of my classes - it gets kind of annoying and I have numerous nicknames; gaby, gabs, gabbers, etc. And when people can't say my name they just say Gabrielle." Feb. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Gabriela Hope. The one l spelling looked more exotic,and that's why my husband and I chose to spell it with one l. I hate when people mispronounce her name as "Gabe-riela." I also don't like the nickname Gabi, but we live with it. I think I'm going to ask people to shorten her name to Bri if they want a nickname, but we will always call her Gabriela. It's a beautiful name, like music." Jan. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Gabriella, with two Ls, which is the Italian way of spelling, one L is Spanish, and without the a (Gabrielle) is French. I also never liked people calling me gabby (everyone does)...the name could have much prettier nicknames like bri or ella, but i guess gabby's just the first thing people think of! but I LOVE my name anyway!!" Dec. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Gabriela from Bucharest, Romania. I like my name and my nick name also(Gabi)." Oct. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name gabriella its alsome and to all the gabriella`s in the world lets just say we rock <3" Aug. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i LOVE LOVE LOVE my name Gabriella (2 L's) but everyone calls me Gabi and i hate it, it's such an ugly name and doesn't do the full name jstice. when i leave school I'm going to introduce myself as Gabriella and am not accepting nicknames! lol HOORAY TO ALL THE GABRIELLA'S IN THE WORLD! WE ROCK" Aug. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVEEE MY NAME :) I'm half hispanic & i look more american. My entire family calls me GABBY (GAW-BEE) but everyone else calls me GABBY (ga-bee) & i hate it.. its hard to introduce yourself as GAW-BEE when everyone only hears ga-bee.." Apr. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names is also Gabriela...and I can relate to all the Gaby ladies here, its usually misspronounced, misspelled, but i think its just because its not a familiar name, wich makes it somewhat hurray for the gabys...! I do love my name." Apr. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name gabriela. i think is a very pretty name most pple call me by my nick name which is gaby. i love both.. and i also know a few gabrielas.." Apr. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Gabriela is my name too, and I can't count how many times people have added extra L's, or forgotten the A at the end, or mispronounced it as "Gabe-riela" or "Grabiela" -- and no, you can never find it on anything EVER. Still, I always get compliments on how beautiful and original it is. And remember -- ONE L is better. You'll always be "one L of a girl." ;)" Jan. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriella.( it actually has 2 l's) I love my name sooooooooo much! But sometimes people pronounce it in an extremely weird way! Sometimes they even pronounce it as "Gabrella" or even Gabreilla".. But still... I love my name!It's NO.1!" Oct. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its not a comon name in US...its more comon in Italy or South America, it really sounds forein..but I love my name, it sounds good..." Aug. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate


  • "my name is gabriela and i love my name is very unique...but i hate when people dont spell it right...they always spell it wrong like Gabriella with 2 LL's or Gabriell... i mean come on is it that hard i think is probably because here in the US they have 2 many ways 2 spell it....but yea i love my name and im so happy to have it! every one i have met thinks is really beautiful and unique." Jun. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Gabriela and i luv it...i think it wuz made for me and i've never met any1 with the same name :) WOO HOO :)" Jun. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to hate my name because during school and when I met people they would always pronounce it wrong, but now I realize it is actually a very beautiful name." Feb. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know quite a few people called 'Gabriella' but only me who spells it 'Gabriela'. I think it is better spelt my way and makes it more original :)" Oct. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I do have a lot of people misspell my name I spell it Gabriela and people always spell it Gabriella or Gabrielle. During my childhood I never new any one else with my name which made me feel a little rare, but now a days I run across a lot of little Gabrielas, seems as it is more popular now than before." Oct. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my second name and I love it. some people call me gabi, but wut I dont like is that some people can't pronounce it sometimes they call me grabiela or graciela and that make me feel bad because thats not my name, but anyways I still love my name." Jul. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is gabriela people don't really makefun of my firstname but they make fun of my lastname Roche. but people call my gabby. I have met like 5 girls named gabriela also and this was only in 2006-2007. So this is all I have to say about my hot and popular name" Jun. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Gabriela teachers all ways pronounced my name wrong and they used to call me Gabriel" Sep. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often spell and say it wrong because in the US there are so many ways to say it. It is a really beautiful, exotic and feminine name and not too many people have it." Aug. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "When i was young i never liked my name but now that im older i love it. I get so many compliments on my name. How beautiful it sounds. I love the fact that i have so many nick names. Gaby, Gabz, G. The name gabriela just rolls off your tongue so well i love it!" Jul. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela and just because Gabby is in the dictionary and means talk alot doesnt mean we do........ it makes us special people!!!" Jun. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Gabriela but some times people mistake it as a boy you know the name Gabriel its for a boy but still i love my name gabby or gabriela they call me its a sexy name" Jun. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Gabriela. I think it's a sophisticated but friendly name. We pronounce it with the short "a" sound, like "gabby." People are always mispronouncing it and always spelling it with two "l's" instead of the "one l" spelling which I think looks much better. I love this name!" Feb. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela,most people spell it with two l's. My mom didn't want people calling me Gabby so she calls me Gavie. now that I'm older (21) it really doesn't matter." Dec. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela. One thing that I don't really like about my name is that people always refer to me as :gabby gabby". Yeah, I love to talk:-) However, I think that most people with this name are very sociable, honest, and brave. Therefore, you can call me "Gabby gabby", still I love my name very much. Ooopss, I also think that the name of Gabriela sounds very hot!" Jun. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Constantly mis-pronounced, ridiculed, and mis-spelled..... Nickname Gabby is atrocious....substitute for Ella if you must!!! I strongly dislike my name." Sep. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate my name. it's so boring and unoriginal. it's not hot or cute. i wish my parents had named me layla" Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      35 Neutral Comments

  • "I love my name (Gabriela) but my school has like 10 other girls with the either Gabriela or Gabriella and i dislike it because its a common name here." Jan. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela and I am half on it. I like it but I also do not like it because I always have to tell people "Gabriela with 1 L". I am Mexican so Gabriella would be pronounced as "Gabrieya" due to the 2 L's sounding like a y in Spanish. But yeah people call me Gabby now which soon I will start telling people to call me Gabriela because Gabby sounds a bit childish. Also, the more I say it, the more my name sounds weird so yeah again, it's alright." Feb. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names actually Gabriella, two L's. I think my name is beautiful. When my mom named me she didnt want people to call me gabby because she just loved the name as is. Although my friends all call me Gabby. My family is italian so they call me Bella for short because it means beautful. I love both nicknames. I dont think Gabby sounds tacky or ugly. If you think a girl with the nickname Gabby sounds like they talk alot, take me for example. I am really shy. People often think Gabriella sounds like a really girly, loud, snotty name, but i am none of those. aha. I also get called many other nicknames such as gab,gabs, bri, brielle, briella, ella , and of course the most common gabby and bella. I recomend this name to many woman who are expecting a girl and are thinking of a name. I have got many compliments on my name and i love it myself.(:" Dec. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im Gabriela, with one L, and i lovee itt!! people call me gaby, i am actually fond of more original names like delilah, but i love Gabriela too, especially because it has a Christian meaning to it." Oct. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela with one L, i love my name. But i wish i spelt it Gabriella with 2 Ls because i think it looks prettier. Most people call me Gabby... i think thats so ugly! i wish they could call me Ella and Bri... but i do like my name(:" Aug. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name but theres alaways complications with it some teachers say "Gabby (nickname) stop gabbin" I hate that and all the gabbys in my school are all like bad and stuff so every time someone will say "ohh she just like the other gabby's in our school"!" Apr. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is this name and i dont like it so i have a nik name" Dec. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "to the OCtober 10th post: why would you name her Gabriela if you aren't going to call her that? It is such a pretty name! If you are going to call her "Gaby" (rhymes with "flabby"), just name her that!" Nov. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name it is going to be my daughter's name, Gabriela Lee. I am due in late October. I am not sure what we will call her Gabe, Gabi, Gaby or Ella. Most likely Gaby." Oct. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is gabriela to and i am loud so some of my teachers call me gab because i like to talk a lot but some of my other teachers misspronounce my name and call me gabriel because the 'a' doesnt fit in the paper but overall i like my unique name :)" Sep. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have yet to meet another Gabriela (with one L) in person which makes my name seem more rare than it actually is. My sister's name is Priscila so we have gotten countless compliments over the years. My mom has told me that the main reason why she loved the name Gabriela was because in the bible, Gabriel was the angel that brought the good news to Mary about her soon-to-be baby boy (Jesus). I love my name and the story behind it!" Aug. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Gabriela. yeah,lots of people spell my name wrong! they spell it like this:GabrieLLa..." May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela, the one 'L' is the Spanish way of spelling it because if it had two it wouldn't sound right in Spanish, or Italian. I love my name, it's awesome!" Oct. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm gabriella, it is the moste christine name ever made up, meaning "heroine of god." yay. my nickname is gabby or gabe." Sep. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Gabriela and i'm latina and I LOVE MY NAME SO MUCCHHHH is so cool" Sep. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is like Gabriela But Its spelled different..My Name is Graviela.." Mar. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my daughter Gabriella, i love the name but i hate the nick name Gaby, so we actually call her Ella." Mar. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela, and I have always liked it, its a fun name and everyone I have met says its beautiful." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I believe my name is beautiful with an amazing signifigance with god. I wouldn't trade it for the world." Feb. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hated my name as a child but I have grown to love my name, although it is more than often mispronounced. I am sometime called "Gaberiella", "Gobriella", or as my godson calls me "grabriela". The one I truly hate is "Gabby". It is a unique name so for all you other Gabrielas out there enjoy it, because I do." Nov. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Little kids always make the comment that my name is the same as the girl in High School Musical... so annoying." Nov. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think my name rokks lol im happy with the name my parents gave me and i wouldnt change it for anything" Nov. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "gabriela is a ok name i like the way it sounds but i dont like how alot of people have." Oct. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and it's really frustrating because somehow people either want to spell it with two ll's or they fail to hear the "a" at the end if it and call me "Gabriel" instead. Overall, I find it pretty unique. I don't often run into a lot of Gabrielas." Jul. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is going to be Gabriela Jo. Im due in October" Apr. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela..i like my name not many people have it... the only thing i do not like about my name is i can never find it spelled right on anything... But i do love my name.. i and very loud and outgoing to i think it fits me well!" Mar. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, but it's not hot or cute.It sounds so forein." Feb. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is gabriela and I'm EXTREMELY quiet, my fiends call me gabby, so when new people meet me they find my nickname ironic. I also get called gabba (like the ramones song), gabster, gabs, and gabbalicious" Jan. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is gabiela and yes i talk alot and im loud and crazy but thats my way to getting to know people and im very sociable i can make friends with almost any one but i like it more when they call me gaby its sounds better" Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the same issue in the U.S, everytime I introduce myself people automatically convert my name to Gabrielle even though I say it Gabriela. In Latin America, however, I'm one of billions of Gabrielas, so I hate that my name is so common." Jun. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My name is Gaberiel". I spell it different from everyone. Gaberiel do stand for talking to much but I don't care because my name fit me and I do talk alot. My mom and my friends sometimes call me gabby , but it doesn't matter to me. Yes, some people spell my name wrong and they be calling me gabriel and that's a boy name. But I'm glad that my mother name me that. I also think think that gaberiel stand for good personality and angel. That's me all the way." Apr. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is gabrielle but i go by gabby. the only thing that really bothers me is when teachers call out my name on roll and they say "gabriel" like the guy version, but its whateverr. i l-o-v-e my namee. :)" Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is also gabriela and yeahhhh i love to talk a lot, i dont known why but i cant stop.... people also call me gaby! thats nice! i like it..!! =)" Jan. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gabriela. Most of the time when I was growing up, I would tell people my name was Gabby. I always got the joke "Gabby? Like Gabby Hayes?" from the old people. Sadly, I have adopted this same stale joke, but I get laughs. I love my name, though. It suits me. But I don't really talk that much." Nov. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everybody thinks that people named Gabriela talk a lot, and even though I love talking I don't think it has anything to do with it. A lot of people pronounce my name Gabrielle and I'm always like,"no it's Gabriela." But it's ok. I love that there's so many different ways people can say my name like: Gab, Gaby, Gabby, Gabriela...I love my name!!! it sounds so cute!!!" Sep. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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