Libby Name Meaning & Origin

Libby

Pronunciation: LI-bee (key)

Origin of the name Libby:

Pet form of Elizabeth, which is derived from the Hebrew elīsheba' (God is my oath). The name is borne in the Bible by a kinswoman of the Virgin Mary and mother of John the Baptist.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Elizabeth, Libbie, Liberty, Liboria

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Nicknames for Libby

Lib, Libs, Libster, Libby Loo, Liberty, Libbers, Libinator, Libifire, Libby Loo Hoo, Librad ,liberace,libae

Meanings and history of the name Libby

Traditionally, Libby is an English short form of Elizabeth or Elisabeth, meaning "God's promise". It can also be short for Isabel, Liberty, Lydia, Libertad, and Olivia. Increasingly, it is being used as an independent name, especially in England.

From the Hebrew root "lev", meaning beloved.

Famous real-life people named Libby

Libby Beaman, diarist and first non-native American woman to travel to the Alaskan Pribilof Islands
Libby Holman, American singer
Libby Koponen, American children's writer
Libby Potter, British reporter
Libby Purves, English journalist, author and radio personality
Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod Dog Sleg Race
Libby Tanner, Australian actress
Libby Titus, singer, songwriter, actress and concert producer

Libby in song, story & screen

"Libby", song by Carly Simon
Libby, a character in the film "SUPER"
Libby Chessler, character in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
Libby Folfax, character in "Jimmy Neutron"
Libby McCall, character in Zilpha Keatley Snyder's "Libby on Wednesday"
Libby Mollison, character in J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy"
Libby Smith, character in ABC's "Lost"
Libby Day, character in Gillian Flynn's Dark Places

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