Meaning and Name Origin
Gibson \gi(b)-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.
Gibson has 1 more related form via Gibbes: Gybbes.
Gibson is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#116 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Gibson for boys. Gibson entered the list in 2010 and reached its highest rank of #823 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #861 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)