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What does Gibbs mean?

Gibbs /gibbs/ 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).

Associated with: old english, bright


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

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

(female) Gibal, Gibra, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 2000. Adoption of this form of Gibbs was well-received among parents less than a decade ago and has remained as widespread to this day. (2014 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.