Gabriel

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of Γαβριηλ (Gabriel), a Greek form of the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning 'fighter of God/man of God' or 'God has shown to be strong' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

First element (Gavri-):

Hebrew geber = 'man'
or
Hebrew gabar = 'to be strong'

Last element (-el):

Hebrew el = 'the Lord, God' (see ELI)

Related Names

Brialdur
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Gabrel
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Gabrial
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Gabriel
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Gabríel
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Gabriele
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Gaprial
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Gauri
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Gaurilka
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Gauroi
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Kaaperi
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Kaapre
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Kaaprel
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Kaaprelli
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Kaapri
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Kaapro
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Kauri
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Kaurila
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Kauro
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See also Gábor (Hungarian), Jibril (Arabic), Kâpriale (Greenlandic)
For female forms see Gabriella and Gabrike
For pet forms see Gabi, Gay (Irish), Eli, Kaapo, Kassu

Patronyms (male)

Gabrielsen Denmark Norway
Gabrielson Norway Sweden
Gabrielssen Norway
Gabrielsson Norway Sweden
Gabrielssøn Norway
Gabrielsøn Norway

Patronyms (female)

Gabrieldatter Norway
Gabrielsdatter Norway
Gabrielsdotter Norway Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gabriel
Genitive: Gabriels
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Gabriel
Accusative: Gabriel
Dative: Gabrieli
Genitive: Gabriels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gabriel
Genitive: Gabrielin
Partitive: Gabrielia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Gabriel
Accusative: Gabriel
Dative: Gabriel
Genitive: Gabriels
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gabriel
Genitive: Gabriels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gabriel
Genitive: Gabriels

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

26 March

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

26 March

Finland Finland

24 March

Norway Norway

26 March

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

24 March

Sweden Sweden

24 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • Gabriel is one of the archangels

Namesakes

  • Count Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie (15 October 1622 – 26 April 1686), Swedish statesman and military

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
6 25 9916 17121
Norway Norway[9]
0 n.a. 2761 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[10]
0 n.a. 1418 n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 n.a. 5516
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Gabriel(m) Sources: [8][10][9][11]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Gabriel(m) Sources: [12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Gabriel(m)

Sources: [8] [10] [9] [11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)
  6. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. details see Name Statistic tables