Baby Names: Names Starting with G

Baby Names Starting with G

GABRIEL: From the Hebrew for "God is my strength." The archangel Gabriel has played important roles in the mythology of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. The name has a musical quality to it, perhaps because he heralds Judgment Day with his trumpet. Relatives: Gabryel, Gabriello, Gavrila, Gabby, Gab, Gabe, Gable. Namesakes: Gabe Kaplan, Gabby Hayes, Clark Gable, Roman Gabriel.

GABRIELA: From the Hebrew for "God is my strength" and a feminine version of Gabriel. The exotic quality of this name makes it a winning choice. Relatives: Gabriella, Gabrielle, Gavrila, Gavra, Galia, Galya, Gabby, Gabi. Namesake: Gabrielle Roy.

GAGE: Old French for "pledge." This is unusual and handsome. Namesake: Thomas Gage.

GAIL: Irish for "stranger," Old Norse for "to sing," and an abbreviated form of Gaylord or Abigail. A short, sweet name that works for boys or girls, though it is usually assumed to be feminine. Relatives: Gayle, Gale, Galatea. Namesakes: Gail Strickland, Gale Sayers, Gale Storm

GAINES: Middle English for "increase in wealth." You couldn't do better for a future stockbroker. Relatives: Gaynes, Gainsborough, Gainor, Gaynor. Namesakes: Thomas Gainsborough, Rowdy Gaines, Gainesville (Fla.).

GALEN: From the Greek for "tranquil." Galen was second-century physician and philosopher who is called the grandfather of modern medicine.

GALLAGHER: Celtic for "eager aide." Relatives: Gallagher, Gahan. Namesakes: "Gallagher," Gahan Wilson.

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