The angel who appeared to Daniel to interpret his vision to him (Dan. 8:16). This angel also appeared to Zacharias to tell him of the coming birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:19), and to Mary, concerning the birth of Jesus (Luke 1:26). To Zacharias this angel said, "I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God."
Gabriel signifies man in realization and demonstration of his I AM power and might, unified with his inner faculties and elevated to conscious and manifest oneness with God. This man will rule the universe.
The name Gabriel, and the Gibhorim, mighty men of renown, the offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of men, of Genesis 6:4, are very closely allied. In the latter, however, the consciousness of I AM power and might (sons of God) unified with the inner soul faculties (daughters of men) does not hold to God, the good--is not conscious of God, and so brings about great evil, which culminates in the Flood.
Gabriel could also be said to refer to the masculine or wisdom phase of the divine in man. The masculine contacts the love (feminine, soul, Mary) phase of man's spiritual nature, and causes man to become conscious of the Christ in himself, to the end that the individual may bring this Christ into expression and manifestation.