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What does Gibbe mean?

Gibbe Pronunciation of Gibbe [gibbe] as a boys' name is an Old English name, and the meaning of Gibbe is "bright hostage; son of Gilbert". Gibbe is an alternate form of Gibbes (Scottish, Old English). Gibbe is also a variation of Gibson (Old English).

Associated with: old english, bright.


Gibbe has 1 variant: Gibb.

4 more relations via Gibbes, Gibson: Gibbons, Gibbs, Gibby and Gybbes.

Creative forms:
(male) Gibber, Gibi, ..

(female) Giba, Gibbea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gibbe Sami (G.S.), ..

How popular is Gibbe?

Gibbe is an uncommon first name for men. Gibbe is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Gibbe (outside Top 2000) is Gibson (#944 the previous year). Other variants, like Gibbs, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Gibbe was well-received less than a decade ago and is almost as widespread today. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gibson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gibbe is alike in pronunciation to Gab, Gabe and Gib. Other recommended names are Abbe, Ebbe, Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabbo, Gabby, Gabie, Gable, Gibbor, Gibor, Gide, Gilbey and Gilby. Like Gibbe, these names are not commonly used.

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