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Gibson is an acclaimed baby name for boys. Highly regarded as a surname, Gibson now holds its own as a given name. Gibson Andrew Praise was the name of a character on The X-Files, and Gibson Les Paul is also the flagship instrument of the iconic guitar brand. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Gibson:

Scottish: Pledge, hostage, oath

Origin of the name Gibson:

Gibson originated as a Scottish surname that meant “son of Gib.” In Scotland, Gib was the medieval diminutive of the name Gilbert. This name derived from the Germanic element gisil (meaning “pledge,” “hostage” or “vow”) combined with the element beraht (meaning “bright”).

Symbolism of the name Gibson:

Gibson began as a surname (first recorded as the family name Gibsone during the 14th century). The common English spelling later eliminated the “e” to produce the name Gibson. Symbols of the coat of arms of Gibson included the ermine robe for royal personage and the canton tower that marked the family's place in society. Gibson remains the surname of well-known celebrities like Mel Gibson and Tyrese Gibson.

baby name Gibson

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Gender of the name Gibson:

Gibson is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Gibson:


Number of syllables in the name Gibson:


Emotion evoked from the name Gibson:

The name Gibson evokes feelings of dignity and distinction.

Alternative spellings for the name Gibson:

  • Gibbson
  • Gibsen
  • Gibsoun
  • Gippson
  • Gipson

Nicknames for the name Gibson:

  • Gib
  • Gibb
  • Gibbs
  • Gibby
  • Gibbie
  • Son
  • Sonny

Popularity of the name Gibson:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Gibson was the 1,164th most popular baby name for boys in 2020. Gibson was the 1,127th most popular baby name for boys in 2019 and the 976th most popular baby name for boys in 2018.

Related names for the name Gibson:

Great middle names for Gibson and their meanings:

  • Abel (breath, vapor)
  • Brody (broad island, deep valley)
  • Cody (helpful)
  • Declan (man of prayer, full of goodness)
  • Edwin (rich friend)
  • Jarvis (spear)
  • Maverick (independent)
  • Regis (ruler, king, regent)
  • Romeo (pilgrim of Rome)
  • Sawyer (woodcutter)
  • Uriel (God is my light)

Famous people with the name Gibson:

  • Gibson Borelli (chef)
  • Gibson George (physician)
  • Gibson Gowland (actor)
  • Gibson Jerome “Gibby” Haynes (singer)
  • GibsonJohnson (son of television personality Emily Maynard and Tyler Johnson)
  • Gibson Kagni (music producer)
  • Gibson Kamau Kuria (human rights activist)
  • Gibson Kyle (architect)
  • Gibson Bobby Sjobeck (actor)

Gibson in popular culture:

  • Gibson Beach (locality in Sagaponack, New York)
  • Gibson Brands, Inc. (iconic guitar manufacturer)
  • Gibson Girl (personification of beauty during the 1890s)
  • Gibson Les Paul (flagship instrument from the Gibson Guitar Corporation)
  • Gibson Andrew Praise (character on The X-Files)
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