The name Gabriel is of Hebrew origin and means "God Is My Strength." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
In the Bible, Gabriel is an archangel who was God’s messenger. Common nicknames for the name Gabriel include Gabe and Gabey. Famous people with the name Gabriel include rulers (Gabriel II and III of Constantinople), Prince Gabriel Constantinovich of Russia, and Prince Gabriel of Russia. Actors name Gabriel include Gabriel Byrne, Gabriel Braga Nunes, and Gabe Kaplan from television’s 1970s show, Welcome Back Kotter. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a winner of the Nobel Prize in literature and Gabriel Marcel was a French philosopher. Gabriel Iglesias is a Mexican-American comedian and Gabriel Prosser was a leader of a slave rebellion in the U.S. Fictional characters with the name Gabriel include Gabriel Stokes of the TV show, The Walking Dead and Gabriel Van Helsing from the movie Van Helsing. Gabriel is a character on Supernatural and also the name of a hero on the television show Heroes. Author Daniel Silva used the name Gabriel Allon for a series of his books aboutthe Israeli Mossad agent.
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