From the Hebrew name (Gavri'el) which meant "strong man of God". Gabriel is 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.There is also a passage that may link Gabriel with Christ's return. He might be the archangel whose trumpet blast announces the return of Christ.
And God Called upon Gabriel with a message for a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to Joseph from the family of King David. The angel greeted Mary and said, "You are truly blessed! The Lord is with you."