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Biblical name (meaning ‘man of God’ in Hebrew), borne by one of the archangels. Gabriel appeared to Daniel in the Old Testament (Daniel 8:16; 9:21), and in the New Testament to Zacharias (Luke 1:19; 26:27) and, most famously, to Mary to announce the impending birth of Christ (Luke 1:2). Used only infrequently in the 20th century, Gabriel has recently found favour as a given name in the English-speaking world, and is now sometimes bestowed on girls.
447th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
156,989
to be exact
261,741
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
New Mexico
has the most people named Gabriel per capita
2010
marked the height of its popularity
1%
99%
2%
55+
15%
30-54
18%
13-29
65%
0-12

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