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Meaning and Name Origin

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): the name goes back to 1066 when the noble family Gybbes invaded along with William. Gibbs is also a variation of Gibson (Old English): actor Mel Gibson.


Gibbs has 7 different forms via Gibbes, Gibson: Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbons, Gibby, Gillson, Gilson and Gybbes.


Gibbs is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#414 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gibbs and related names. The only prominent alternative form of Gibbs (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Gibson (#861 a year ago). Adoption of this boy name reached its peak in the year 2013 and is almost as widespread today. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gibson in U.S.

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