If your name is Gabrielle, you are a strong and confident executive and business leader. Your strength and managerial skills are balanced by a friendly, kind, and loving nature and a clever, capable mind. Your abilities to organize the efforts of your team and direct them towards achieving a goal are remarkable, and you are able to orchestrate every detail in order to bring out the best in each individual and in the team as a whole. And what’s even more amazing is that while you are able to see down to the smallest detail, you never lose sight of the over-arching big picture. On occasion, you are not as confident as you have a right to be, and it is at these times that you find it difficult to make clear and timely decisions. These are the times when it is prudent and wise to turn to others for support, encouragement, and strength. (After all, you don’t have to do everything all on your own!)
With all of these abilities and talents, you seem destined to achieve financial success. And that’s lucky for you, because you appreciate the value of money, and you strive towards material abundance and financial success. You definitely enjoy the finer things in life, and you deserve them!
The girls’ name Gabrielle comes to us as the French feminine form of the boys’ name Gabriel. Gabriel actually comes from the Hebrew name Gavriel, meaning “strong one of God.” Gabriel is one of the seven archangels, and is important Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. In the Old Testament, he appeared in the book of Daniel. In the New Testament, he announced the birth of Jesus to Mary and the birth of John the Baptist to Zechariah. In Islamic tradition, he dictated the Quran to Muhammad.
The name Gabrielle has been used in France for centuries, but it didn’t come into popular usage in the United States until 1957, perhaps influenced by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Gabrielle finally came to the Top 100 in 1990 and reached its peak popularity during the late 1990s. Recently, it has been surpassed by Gabriella, the Italian version of the name.
One of the most famous Gabrielles on the list actually has a variation of the name, Argentine tennis player Gabriela Sabatini. And one of the Gabrielles who is responsible for the popularity of the name is fashion designer Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel. Also on the list is well-known Arizona politician Gabrielle Giffords who is working to overcome an attempt on her life in which she was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head. Though she resigned her seat in Congress, she promised to return to public service soon.