The name Gibson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "Gilbert's son". Gibson is ranked #925 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Uncommon and cute boy names and discussed in our forums with posts like "build a sibling set with middle names".
From the experts:
Gibson is an undiscovered patronymic surname, with some appealing nicknames. It also brings to mind the popular brand of guitars. It has ranked in the US Top 1000 since 2010.
Though rarely heard in front place, Gibson is a popular surname that has been dotted across popular culture—think actors Mel and Thomas, buckaroo Hoot, tennis champ Althea, baseball stars Josh and Kirk, and the illustrator famed as the "Gibson Girl" creator, Charles Dana Gibson.