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).
(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)
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)