What does Gibbs mean?
Gibbs \gi(b)-bs\ as a name for boys. Gibbs' name origins are Scottish and Old English, and the name Gibbs means "bright hostage; son of Gilbert". Gibbs is a variation of Gibbes (Scottish, Old English). Gibbs is also a variation of Gibson (Old English).
Gibbs is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#478 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Gibbs and related names. Gibson (#861 a year ago) is the only prominent alternative form of Gibbs (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in the year 2013 (usage of 0.177%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.139%, down 21.5%). (2014 Birth Statistics)