Meaning:heroine of God
If Gabriel is the hero of God, then the French feminine version of the name, Gabrielle, is the heroine. Though the name has been around for centuries, it only became popular with American parents in the last half of the 20th century, especially in the late 1990s. Today, it’s still a chosen name but less so than the Italian version, Gabriella. It’s a stylish name, evidenced by the fact that it belonged to fashion icon Coco Chanel, even if she didn’t use it. Proud bearers of the name include pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece and actress Gabrielle Union.
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