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 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)