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What does Gibb mean?

Gibb Pronunciation of Gibb [gibb] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Gibb is "bright hostage; son of Gilbert; bright promise". Gibb is a variant form of Gibbes (Scottish, Old English). Gibb is also a form of Gibson (Old English). Gibb is also used as a variant of Gilbert (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: old english, bright.


Gibb has 2 variants: Gib and Gibbe.

6 more relations via Gibbes, Gibson, Gilbert: Gibbons, Gibbs, Gibby, Gil, Gill and Gybbes.

Creative forms:
(male) Gabb, Guibb, ..

(female) Gibba, Gibbia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gibb Brycen (G.B.), ..

How popular is Gibb?

Gibb is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8488 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Gibson (#944 in 2015), Gil, Gilbert (#983) and Gill are the popular related forms of Gibb (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Gibb reached the top of their popularity 9 decades ago (usage of 0.2%) and are now significantly less widespread. Gilbert has historically been preferred by parents, though Gibson is now the preferred form, while Gilbert is now less popular. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Gibb is alike in pronunciation to Gab and Gabe. Other suggested similar names are Cobb, Gabbi, Gabbo, Gabby, Gabi, Gaby, Gian, Gibbor, Gibor, Gide, Gidi, Gilby, Gili, Gino, Robb, Tabb and Webb. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gibb.

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