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What does Gibson mean?

Gibson Pronunciation of Gibson [gib-son] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gibson is "son of Gilbert". Gibbes and variants go back to 1066 when the noble family Gybbes invaded along with William. Actor Mel Gibson.

Associated with: old english, noble.


Gibson has 8 variants: Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbes, Gibbons, Gibbs, Gibby, Gillson and Gilson.

Creative forms:
(male) Gibdon, Gison, ..

(female) Gibgin, Giblen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gibson Sam (G.S.), ..

How popular is Gibson?

Gibson is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#119 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gibson reached its highest rank of #823 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #944 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gibson outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adison, Adisson (see Addison), Aimon, Albion, Alisson, Babson, Colson, Dayson, Dickson, Eifion, Eilon, Einion, Elison, Ericson, Fabron, Garion, Garron, Garson, Gaston, Gaylon, Gershon, Gerson, Gian, Gibbor, Gibor, Gideon, Gideone, Gidon, Gilian, Gillen, Gillon, Gilon, Gino, Giovan, Girvan, Girvon (see Girvin), Giusto, Griffon, Gurion, Guryon, Hilton, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobson, Jaison, Jakson, Jason, Jayson, Jimson, Judson, Karson, Labron, Lion, Mabon, Mason, Nilson, Nilsson, Nixon, Orson, Parson, Rawson, Rion, Riston, Robeson, Robson, Sanson, Simeon, Simon, Simpson, Simyon, Tayson, Timon, Tyson, Vinson, Wilson and Zion. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gibson.

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