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Meaning and Name Origin

Libby \l(ib)-by\ 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 8 variants: Lib, Libbee, Libbey, Libbie, Libet, Liby, Lilibet and Lilibeth.

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.


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 (#2269 out of 88799, Top 3%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Libby name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Libby outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Libby and related names. Popular variation forms of Libby (#888 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Elizabeth (#14 in 2014), Lily (#27), Lisa (#750), Liza, Liz, Lise, Libbie and Lissa. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Lisa, Liza, Liz and Libbie becoming less fashionable. Lily (#27) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation, with this name undergoing a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Libbie, Libby, Lily, Lisa, Lise, Lissa, Liz, Liza in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Libby, Lily, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Libby is pronounced similarly to Liba. Other recommended similar baby names are Livvy, Livy and Tibby. These names tend to be less frequently used than Libby.