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What does Gib mean?

Gib Pronunciation of Gib [gib] as a name for boys. The name Gib means "bright promise". Gib is an alternate spelling of Gilbert (Old French, Old German): from gisil "pledge".

Associated with: bright.


Gib has 1 variant: Gibb.

2 more relations via Gilbert: Gil and Gill.

Creative forms:
(male) Gion, Gon, ..

(female) Gida, Giri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gib Teo (G.T.), ..

How popular is Gib?

Gib is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Gib is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gil, Gilbert (#983 in recent rankings) and Gill are the popular alternative forms of Gib (not in Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Gib reached its peak in the 1930s (adoption of 0.2%) and is now much diminished. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gil, Gilbert, Gill in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gib and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gib is alike in pronunciation to Gab, Gabe and Gibbe. Another suggested similar name is Fib. Like Gib, these names are not commonly used.

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in meaning and etymology.