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What does Libby mean?

Libby Pronunciation of Libby [lib-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.

Associated with: oath.


Libby has 8 variants: Lib, Libbee, Libbey, Libbie, Libet, Liby, Lilibet and Lilibeth.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Laby, Leoby, ..

(male) Libie, Libry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Libby Vada (L.V.), ..

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)

Libby reached its peak rank of #673 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is currently at #995. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Libby name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Elizabeth (#13 in recent rankings), Lily (#25), Lisa (#749), Liza (#1685), Liz, Lissa, Lizbet, Lisbet, Lilibeth, Libbie, Lili and Lise are the popular variation forms of Libby (#995 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Lizy, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Libby was at its highest during 1960-1969 (average #1155) and is now significantly reduced (#1497, down 77.1%), with forms like Liz falling out of fashion. Elizabeth has been the overall favorite, though Lily has gained in popularity.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Libby, Elizabeth, Libbie, Lili, Lilibeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lily, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Lissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liz, Liza, Lizbet in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Libby is pronounced similarly to Liba, Luba, Lubah and Lyuba. Other recommended names are Abby, Bobby, Debby, Fiby, Kirby, Lilly, Lindy, Linzy, Livvy, Livy, Robby, Tabby and Tibby. These names tend to be less frequently used than Libby.

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