Meaning and name origin
Gibbs \gi(b)-bs\ as a boy's name is of Scottish and Old English origin, and the meaning of Gibbs is "bright hostage; son of Gilbert". Gibbs is a variant of Gibbes (Scottish, Old English): the name goes back to 1066 when the noble family Gybbes invaded along with William. Also a variant of Gibson (Old English): actor Mel Gibson.
Gibbs is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#414 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gibbs and its source forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Gibson (#861). (2014 statistics).