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What does Gibbs mean?

Gibbs Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: old english, bright.


5 different relations via Gibbes, Gibson: Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbons, Gibby and Gybbes.

Creative forms:
(male) Gabbs, Gibbo, ..

(female) Gibal, Gibra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gibbs Axle (G.A.), ..

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. 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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gibson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dobbs, Gabbi, Gabbo, Gabby, Gib, Gibbor, Gibor, Gilby, Giles and Hobbs. Like Gibbs, these names are not commonly used.

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