Gender: Feminine
Origin: English

The name was originally an English diminutive form of Isabel, being a variation of IbbIbby hence Libby. In later years, it came to be used as a short form of Elizabeth and occasionally Liberty.

It has been used as an independent given name since at least the 19th-century.

As of 2010, Libby was the 98th most popular female name in England/Wales. Her rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 140 (Scotland, 2010)
  • # 797 (United States, 2010)


Gender: Feminine
Origin: Czech
Meaning: “love”

The name is derived from the Slavic element ljub meaning “love.” Its designated name-day in the Czech Republic is November 6th. Other forms of the name include the Bulgarian Lyubina and the Serbo-Croat Ljubina. Czech diminutive forms are Líba, Libuška and Libby.