What does Libby mean?
Libby /lib-by/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced LIB-ee. It is of English and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Libby is "God is my oath". Diminutive of Elizabeth.
Libby has 26 more alternative forms via Elizabeth: Biffy, Bizzy, Libbi, Libbye, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Lili, Lilo, Lily▲, Lis, Lisa▼, Lisbet, Lise, Lisel, Lisl, Lissa, Lissi, Lissy, Liz▼, Liza▼, Lizbet, Lizy, Lizz, Lizzi and Lizzy.Kreatif forms: Libly, Lieby, Lyby. [more]
How popular is Libby?
Libby is a very prominent first name for females (#1025 out of 4276, Top 24%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#3174 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Libby for girls. Libby reached its peak rank of #711 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is currently at #888. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Libby and related names. Elizabeth (#14 in 2014), Lily (#27), Lisa (#750), Liza, Liz, Lise, Libbie and Lissa are the popular variation forms of Libby (#888 in 2014). Forms like Bizzy are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3724%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2579%, down 30.8%), with the forms Lisa, Libbie, Liza and Liz becoming less fashionable. Lily (#27) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation, and there is also a rekindling in baby name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)