- a masculine name; dim. Gabe; fem. Gabriella, Gabrielle
- Bible one of the archangels, the herald of good news: Dan. 8:16; Luke 1:26
Origin of GabrielClassical Hebrew (language) gavriel, literally uncertain or unknown; perhaps man of God from gever, man + el, God
In the Bible, an angel who explained signs from God and announced the conception, birth, and mission of Jesus to Mary. In Islamic tradition, Gabriel is believed to have revealed the Koran to Muhammad.