What does Gibbs mean?
Gibbs [gibbs] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the name Gibbs means "bright hostage; son of Gilbert". Gibbs is an alternate spelling of Gibbes (Scottish, Old English). Gibbs is also a variation of Gibson (Old English).
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How popular is Gibbs?
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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Gibbs and related names. Gibson (#944 a year ago) is the only prominent alternative form of Gibbs (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Gibbs was well-received among parents less than a decade ago and is almost as widespread today. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)