The name Gibson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "Gilbert's son". Gibson is ranked #921 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "My nickname is X, but it's short for Y, not Z".
From the experts:
Gibson is an undiscovered patronymic surname, with some appealing nicknames. It also brings to mind the popular brand of guitars.
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.