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I always thought Libby was short for Olivia.
FairyGirl  8/2/2006
It certainly can be for Olivia if people want it to be--but it originated as a nickname for Elizabeth, circa, I think, the early 20th century.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
Libby is the nickname for Elizabeth. Livy is the nickname for Olivia.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2007
This can also be a nickname for Liberty.
thebyrd  8/24/2007
Libby is also nickname for Liběna, Libuše, Liboslava and Libora.
Karcoolka  3/28/2008
Originally Libby was derived from "Ibb" - a pet form of Isabel, another form of Elizabeth. That explains the "ibby" sound in it, which is not heard in the name "Elizabeth" and which might otherwise seem inexplicable.

Ibb has been used since the Middle Ages, so this seemingly modern-sounding name actually has quite a long history. [noted -ed]
SandSea  1/31/2010
Libby is also nickname for Libuscha, Libusha, Libjena and Libena.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2011

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