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Meaning and name origin

Gibbs \gi(b)-bs\ as a boy's name is of Scottish and Old English origin, and the meaning of Gibbs is "bright hostage; son of Gilbert". Gibbs is a variant of Gibbes (Scottish, Old English): the name goes back to 1066 when the noble family Gybbes invaded along with William. Also a variant of Gibson (Old English): actor Mel Gibson.


Gibbs is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#414 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gibbs and its source forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Gibson (#861). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gibson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gibbs is also pronounced similarly to Gybbes. Other suggested similar baby names are Gibb, Gibbe and Gibby. Like Gibbs, these names are not commonly used.