Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Gabriella

Gabriella is the female Latinate form of Gabriel, an ancient Hebrew name borne from the Bible. He is considered one of the seven archangels of God and, apropos, the name comes from the Hebrew “Gabhri’el” (גַבְרִיאֵל) meaning, quite literally, “man of God” from the elements “gebher” (man) and “El” (God). Also related to the Hebrew verb “gabhar” meaning “was strong”, so Gabriel is often translated to mean “strong man of God” or “God is my strength”. He first appears in the Old Testament in Daniel 8:16 when he helps Daniel interpret his visions. However, Gabriel’s key importance comes in the New Testament (the Gospel according to Luke) when he appears before Zechariah to announce the coming of John the Baptist, and to Mary to proclaim the coming of Jesus. According to Islamic tradition, Gabriel was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad. In other words, he was one busy little dude! As the feminine version of Gabriel, Gabriella would therefore mean “(strong) woman of God”. As a baby girl’s name, Gabriella is most popular in the United States right now, followed by Australia. It does moderately well in England, too.

All About the Baby Name – Gabriella

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME GABRIELLA

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME GABRIELLA

Surprisingly, the name Gabriella did not hit the popularity charts in the United States for girls until 1984, but it’s been climbing the charts year over year since then. Right now this name is achieving most of her success yet, but seems to be leveling off in the upper Top 50. The name Gabriella is an elegant, almost European, sounding name. With its lilting four syllables, the name sounds beautifully romantic and extremely feminine. This is probably why it’s gained in popularity so quickly. There are many nickname options, too – should parents prefer a less sophisticated sound. Gabby, Brie, Briella, Bella and Ella are some of those choices – affording the name extra choices. The “-ella” suffix is quite trendy right now: Isabella, Ella, Gabriella, Bella, Stella, Daniella, etc.

Quick Facts

ON GABRIELLA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Hebrew

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

4

RANKING POPULARITY:

38

PRONUNCIATION:

ga-bree-EHL-ah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Woman of God

Characteristics

OF GABRIELLA

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Gabriella

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME GABRIELLA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Gabriella

Popular Songs

ON GABRIELLA

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Famous People

NAMED GABRIELLA

Gabriella Gatti (opera singer)

Children of Famous People

NAMED GABRIELLA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME GABRIELLA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Gabriella