The name Gabriel is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means God Is My Strength.In the Bible, Gabriel is an archangel who was God’s messenger. Common nicknames for the name Gabriel include Gabe and Gabey.Famous people with the name Gabriel include rulers (Gabriel II and III of Constantinople), Prince Gabriel Constantinovich of Russia, and Prince Gabriel of Russia. Actors name Gabriel include Gabriel Byrne, Gabriel Braga Nunes, and Gabe Kaplan, a prodigious poker player and actor from television’s 1970s show, Welcome Back Kotter. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a winner of the Nobel Prize in literature and Gabriel Marcel was a French philosopher. Gabriel Iglesias is a Mexican-American comedian and Gabriel Prosser was a leader of a slave rebellion in the U.S.