Gabriela (given name)

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Gender feminine
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "able-bodied one of God"; or "messenger of God"
Other names
Related names Gabriella, Gabriel, Gabriele, Gabrielle, Gabbie, Gabe

Gabriela is the Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian feminine form of the Hebrew name Gabriel.

List of people with the given name Gabriela[edit]


Politics and history[edit]

  • María Josefa Gabriela Silang (1731–1763) was the wife of the Ilocano insurgent leader, Diego Silang in the Philippines. After her husband's assassination, she led the insurgency for four months before she was captured and executed
  • Archduchess Gabriela von Habsburg (b. 1956), Ambassador of Georgia to Germany is the granddaughter of the last Emperor of Austria. She is also an abstract sculptor and lithographer
  • Gabriela Shalev (b. 1941), Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 2008 to 2011
  • Gabriela Crețu (b. 1965), Romanian politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Party of European Socialists
  • Gabriela Masłowska (b. 1950), Polish politician and member of Sejm from 2001 to 2007
  • Gabriela Cuevas Barron (b. 1979), Mexican politician with the National Action Party (PAN) who has served as a federal deputy of the Mexican Congress from 2000 to 2003 and 2009 to 2012
  • Gabriela Konevska-Trajkovska (1971–2010), Macedonian politician who served as the country's Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs from 2006 until 2008
  • Gabriela Silva Leite, Brazilian retired prostitute, sociologist and founder of Davida


Literature and art[edit]

  • Gabriela Mistral (1889–1957) was the pseudonym of Lucila de María del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet, educator, diplomat, feminist and winner of the 1945 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Maria Gabriela Stefania Korwin-Piotrowska (1857–1921), known as Gabriela Zapolska, Polish novelist, playwright, and stage actress
  • Gabriela Adameșteanu (b. 1942), Romanian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and translator
  • Gabríela Friðriksdóttir (b. 1971), Icelandic artist and sculptor
  • Gabriela Brimmer (1947–2000), Mexican writer and activist for persons with disabilities who was b.with cerebral palsy
  • Gabriela Preissová was the pen name of Matylda Dumontová (1862 March 23 – 1946 March 27) a Czech writer and playwright
  • Gabriela Dauerer (b. 1958), German painter
  • Gabriela Bustelo (b. 1962), Spanish neorealist novelist and translator

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