Girl Baby Name

Gabriela

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Quick Facts on Gabriela

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Hebrew, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 221
Pronunciation:
ga-bree-EHL-ah
Simple meaning:
Woman of God

Characteristics of Gabriela

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Gabriela

There are a few female versions of the masculine personal name Gabriel that are currently in use. The original feminine Latin/Italian form of the name is Gabriella, and the French tend to use Gabrielle. The name Gabriela (with one “L”) is more commonly used among those of Spanish and Portuguese descent. The male name “Gabriel” comes from the Hebrew words meaning ‘man of God’ and was borne by one of God’s archangels in the Bible who served as His messenger (for more information on this name, see Gabriel). The name Gabriela has been used by those of Hispanic descent and is currently a Top 75 favorite in Spain and elsewhere in South America.

Popularity of the Name Gabriela

The name Gabriela first debuts on the U.S. popularity charts in 1965 and has been growing in usage as the concentration of the Hispanic-American population increases (from 10 million people in 1970 to over 50 million today). The name consistently climbed the charts as the decades persisted and reached its highest level of usage in the early 2000s when it came closest to achieving a spot on the Top 100 list of most commonly used girl’s names. Today, Gabriela has slipped ever so slightly in popularity but still appears to be holding strong. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Gabriella (with two “L”s) is a Top 50 choice in America today and the French version (Gabrielle) is not too far behind that. The Spanish version of Gabriela is currently the third most popular variant of the name. Gabriela is a top choice in Florida, Nevada and Texas right now.
Popularity of the Girl Name Gabriela
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Gabriela

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Gabriela

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Gabriela

    Gabriela We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Gabriela.

  • Popular Songs on Gabriela

    Popular Songs on Gabriela

    Modinha De Gabriela - a song by Gal Costa

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Gabriela

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Gabriela

    La cancion de Gabriela: Como me adapto a un lugar nuevo? (Dra. Isabel) - "Kíkiri-Kíkiri-kí, Kíkiri-Kíkiri-ká. Yo no tengo miedo, porque el miedo no me va". ¡Todos a cantar con Gabriela! Esta tierna y alegre historia está diseñada para ayudar a los más pequeños a superar los miedos relacionados con los cambios de casa, ciudad o país. El libro también incluye consejos útiles para los padres. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    My Name is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela (Monica Brown) - Gabriela Mistral loved words and sounds and stories. Born in Chile, she would grow to become the first Nobel Prize-winning Latina woman in the world. As a poet and a teacher, she inspired children across many countries to let their voices be heard. This beautifully crafted story, where words literally come to life, is told with the rhythm and melody of a poem. The second in Luna Rising's bilingual storybook biography series. My Name is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela is beautiful tribute to a woman who taught us the power of words and the importance of following our dreams. The story of Gabriela Mistral will continue to inspire children everywhere. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Tu si puedes, Gabriela!: Como puedo crecer fuerte y sana? (Dra. Isabel) - El cuerpo es como un carro, cuanto mejor es la gasolina que le pones, mejor corre. Gabriela regresa en este entretenido segundo cuento de la Dra. Isabel, creado para ayudar a los más pequeños a prevenir la obesidad y el sobrepeso infantil. El libro incluye consejos útiles para los padres. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Gabriela

    Famous People Named Gabriela

    Famous People Named Gabriela - Gabriela Mistral (Nobel Prize Winner, Literature); Gabriela Sabatini (tennis player); Gabriela Anders (jazz artist); Gabriela Zapolska (writer)

  • Children of Famous People Named Gabriela

    Children of Famous People Named Gabriela

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Gabriela - We cannot find any popular celebrities or famous people who named their daughter Gabriela.

  • Historic Figures

    Gabriela - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Gabriela - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Gabriela.

Personality of the Girl Name Gabriela

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Gabriela

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