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Quick Facts on Gabriella

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Hebrew, Italian, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 4
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 38
Simple meaning:
Woman of God

Characteristics of Gabriella

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.

Popularity of the 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.
Popularity of the Girl Name Gabriella
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Gabriella

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Gabriella

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Gabriella

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

  • Popular Songs on Gabriella

    Popular Songs on Gabriella

    Gabriella - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Gabriella.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Gabriella

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Gabriella

    Gabriella and Her Lily Friends (Rebecca Landry) - Come enjoy the adventures of Gabriella and Her Lily Friends as she celebrates her birthday with friends and family. Gabriella's important day, her birthday, is today, and it just looks like her sister, who teases her incessantly about her love for her tiny creatures, butterflies and dragonflies has met her match with all the bullying she's had to put up with. By no means will Gabriella let her sister try to hurt one of her friends! Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Gabriella Counts to Ten in Eight Languages (Patsy Di Leo) - Children's picture book from award-winning authors has Gabriella counting to ten in eight different languages - English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, and Korean. Finalist in the USA Best Books 2011 Awards. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Gabriella the Snow Kingdom Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - What's wrong with winter? Gabriella the Snow Kingdom Fairy's magic objects are missing, and winter break could be ruined for everyone! Gabriella knows that Jack Frost and his goblins are behind all the trouble. They've stolen her magic snowflake, festive spirit, and firestone. Now winter isn't a wonderland --- it's a mess! Can Rachel and Kirsty help their new fairy friend? Or will their ski lodge vacation be extra-chilly, snow-free...and no fun? Find the missing objects in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition, and help keep winter magical! Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Gabriella The Tale of a Misfit Fairy (Nancy Hill) - When Gabriella falls from the villainous Dream Master's bag, Lore Valley will be forever changed. Gabriella is no ordinary fairy. With iridescent wings, bells at the tips of her toes, and an impression of a wand coloring her forehead, her appearance alone sets her apart. Intrigued, the fairies welcome her with open arms, but as she grows up, some of her behavior disturbs the residents of the Lore Valley. Queen Pasha, in particular, worries that Gabriella may not have arrived in the valley accidentally. Could she be part of the Dream Master's plan to destroy the fairies? Full of quirky characters living in a whimsical world that the maniacal Dream Master seeks to destroy, this novel takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as Gabriella explores the Lore Valley and then the greater world beyond it when she takes it upon herself to confront the world's most formidable creature. From oddball bats to ghost cats, trolls to polka-dotted hens, Sirens to rouge eagles, you will find characters both lovable and treacherous within the pages of this book. Many of the characters have tidbits of wisdom to impart while others will amuse you with unique approach to the world. Recommended for ages 13+

    Gabriella's Song (Candace Fleming) - In the streets and canals of Venice, Gabriella can hear nothing but sweet music. The drying laundry goes slap-slap, the church bells go ting-aling-ling, and the lire go jing-aling-ling. Soon, Gabriella is humming her way through town -- and everyone hears her song! Some find it sad, others smile when they hear it -- but none can forget the beautiful melody. Before long, a certain struggling composer is inspired by Gabriella's song -- and a beautiful symphony is born. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Purple Coat (Amy Hest) - Gabrielle desperately wants a purple coat rather than the navy blue one that her mother wants for her. They travel to her Grandfather's tailor shop for Gabby to be fitted for a coat and her Grandfather comes up with a great compromise. He creates a reversible navy and purple coat to please them both. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Gabriella

    Famous People Named Gabriella

    Famous People Named Gabriella - Gabriella Gatti (opera singer)

  • Children of Famous People Named Gabriella

    Children of Famous People Named Gabriella

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Gabriella - Members of the royal families in both Italy and Great Britian

  • Historic Figures

    Gabriella - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Variations of the Baby Name - Gabriella

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