Choosing a name for a new baby is a fun and exciting process, but it's also a big decision and responsibility. Some parents choose to stick to classic and timeless names, while others prefer to follow current trends or even invent a unique moniker for their new arrival. Many new parents decide to search for a name that carries a special meaning. There are many baby names, both classic and more modern, that bestow a special message for a new baby boy or girl.
The boys' name Gabriel comes from a Hebrew name and means 'God is my strength.' It is a name that has special meaning for several religions. In the Old Testament, Gabriel is an archangel who frequently appears to deliver messages from God. In the Islamic faith, the angel Gabriel passed the words of the Qur'an to Muhammad. For parents who love the name Gabriel but are expecting a girl, there are several feminine forms. Popular choices are Gabrielle and Gabriela.
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