Apart from Michael the archangel, the only other angel in Scripture who is specifically named is Gabri'el. His name means "God is my strength," or "mighty one." Though he is never specifically referred to as an archangel, he is a high-ranking angel. He stands in the presence of God and to him are given messages of the highest importance in relation to the kingdom of God. One of the first things that I came to realise on studying Gabri'el is that angels have names! When you think of the accounts in scripture that indicate the thousands upon thousands of angels that God created, yet He knows each one individually and has given each one a name.