I always assumed that Gabriel has always meant messenger. The roots and meaning s are from the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri’el) meaning “God is my strong man”.
Gabriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He appears in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, where he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary.
According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur’an to Muhammad.
Do you believe in ANGELS? I would like to, especially guardian angels.
I like the idea of ARCHANGEL GABRIEL conveying messages.