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What does Gibbes mean?

Gibbes Pronunciation of Gibbes [gibbes] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Old English origin, and the meaning of Gibbes is "bright hostage". The name goes back to 1066 when the noble family Gybbes invaded along with William.

Associated with: scottish, old english, bright, noble.


Gibbes has 4 variants: Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs and Gybbes.

Affiliated boy name: Gibson.

Creative forms:
(male) Geabes, Giobes, ..

(female) Gibber, Gibnet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gibbes Kyan (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gibbes?

Gibbes is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#105905 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Gibbes (outside Top 2000) is Gibson (#944 last year). This form of Gibbes was favored by parents in the year 2013 (adoption of 0.01%) and is almost as common today (adoption 0.01%, 17% less). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aimes, Forbes, Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabbo, Gabby, Gabe, Gabie, Gable, Gaines, Gaynes, Geddes, Ghilles (see Gillies), Giannes, Gib, Gibbons, Gibbor, Gibby, Gibor, Gide, Gilbert, Gilbey, Gilby, Giles, Gillbey (see Gilby), Gillen, Gilles, Gilley, Gillies, Gillis, Gilmer, Giovel, Girven, Glades, Gobban, Graves, Gyles, Hobbes, Jabes, Jiles, Miles, Niles, Ries, Rives, Wilkes and Willes. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gibbes.

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