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What does Gibbons mean?

Gibbons Pronunciation of Gibbons [gib-bons] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Gibbons is "son of Gilbert". Gibbons is an alternate spelling of Gibson (Old English).

Associated with: old english.


6 relations via Gibson: Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbes, Gibbs, Gibby and Gilson.

Creative forms:
(male) Galbons, Gilbons, ..

(female) Giblen, Gibvan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gibbons Kingsley (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gibbons?

Gibbons is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1104 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gibson (#944 in recent rankings) is the only popular varying form of Gibbons (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Gilson, are uncommon. This relation of Gibbons reached the peak of its popularity 2 years ago (#823) and is almost as common today (#944, 17%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Gabbo, Gibbor, Gibor, Gideon, Gideone, Gidon, Gillon, Gilon, Girvon (see Girvin), Gobban, Gybbes (see Gibbes), Robbins and Simmons. Like Gibbons, these names are not commonly used.

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