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ˈgeɪ bri əlgabriel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gabrielnoun

    (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God


  1. Gabrielnoun

    An archangel associated with carrying messages from God

  2. Gabrielnoun

    An angel associated with the revelation of the Qur'an

  3. Gabrielnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    Yea, it seems to me not fit for Christian humility to call a man Gabriel or Michael, giving the names of angels to the sons of mortality.

  4. Gabrielnoun

    An archangel associated, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with carrying messages from God.

  5. Gabrielnoun

    A patronymic surname.


  1. Gabriel

    In Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), Gabriel ( GAY-bree-əl) is an archangel with power to announce God's will to men. He is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Quran. Many Christian traditions — including Anglicanism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Roman Catholicism — revere Gabriel as a saint.In the Hebrew Bible, Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel to explain his visions (Daniel 8:15–26, 9:21–27). The archangel also appears in the Book of Enoch and other ancient Jewish writings not preserved in Hebrew. Alongside the archangel Michael, Gabriel is described as the guardian angel of Israel, defending its people against the angels of the other nations. In the New Testament, the Gospel of Luke relates the stories of the Annunciation, in which the angel Gabriel appears to Zechariah and the Virgin Mary, announcing to each the births of John the Baptist and Jesus, respectively (Luke 1:11–38). Islam regards Gabriel as an archangel sent by God to various prophets, including Muhammad. The first five verses of the Al-Alaq, the 96th chapter of the Quran, is believed by Muslims to have been the first verses revealed by Gabriel to Muhammad.


  1. gabriel

    Gabriel is a name with biblical origins which is commonly used both as a first name and surname. In Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions, Gabriel is also an archangel, a messenger of God, known for delivering important news and teachings to individuals. The name "Gabriel" means "God is my strength" in Hebrew.


  1. Gabriel

    In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is an angel who typically serves as a messenger sent from God to certain people. In the Bible, Gabriel is mentioned in both the Old and New Testament. In the Old Testament, he appeared to the prophet Daniel, delivering explanations of Daniel's visions. In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel appeared to Zecharias, and to the virgin Mary foretelling the births of John the Baptist and Jesus, respectively. In the Book of Daniel, he is referred to as "the man Gabriel", while in the Book of Luke, Gabriel is referred to as "an angel of the Lord". Gabriel is not called an archangel in the Bible, but is so called in Intertestamental period sources like the Book of Enoch. In the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, the archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel are considered saints. In Islam, Gabriel revealed the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad, over a period of 23 years.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gabriel

    an angel, one of the seven archangels, "the power of God," who is represented in the traditions of both the Jews and the Moslems as discharging the highest functions, and in Christian tradition as announcing to the Virgin Mary her election of God to be the mother of the Messiah; he ranks fully higher among Moslems than Jews.

  2. Gabriel

    a French architect, born in Paris (1710-1782).

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  1. Gabriel

    (Ga′briel), in Jewish mythology is the prince of fire and thunder, and the angel of death to the favored people of God.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gabriel is ranked #1327 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gabriel surname appeared 26,578 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Gabriel.

    52.3% or 13,903 total occurrences were White.
    19.6% or 5,209 total occurrences were Black.
    17.4% or 4,627 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    7.8% or 2,092 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.3% or 625 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 122 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gabriel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gabriel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gabriel in a Sentence

  1. Vice President Hamilton Mourao:

    I would like to invite Leonardo DiCaprio, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, to go with me here to São Gabriel da Cachoeira to do an eight-hour march through the jungle between São Gabriel airport and the Cucuí road. There Leonardo DiCaprio will better understand how things work in this immense region.

  2. Frank Wolf:

    Vice Chancellor Gabriel Signar need American intelligence, American special ops, but Vice Chancellor Gabriel Signar need boots on the ground from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, they need to start participating. This is absolutely critical before giving them weapons and aid.

  3. Gabriel Zeifman:

    A photo from Gabriel Zeifman shows a new angle of the mysterious base in the Nevada desert known as Area 51. ( Gabriel Zeifman) The first time I saw it, I was kind of surprised because I was still probably 30, 40 miles out and just like wow, okay, well thats it..

  4. Swordfish:

    Gabriel Oh come on Stan Not everything ends the way you think it should Besides, audiences love happy endings.

  5. Swordfish:

    Gabriel Well...life is stranger than fiction sometimes.

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