What does Gibbs mean?
Gibbs /gibbs/ [1 syll.] as a name for boys. Gibbs' name origin is Old English, 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).
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)
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 (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name 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)