I know quite a few Libbys. One is a Libby, the regular spelling, pronounced "Lib-ee". The second is a Libi, pronounced "Lee-bee". The third is a Libi, but pronounced like Libby. My favourite out of the bunch is Libi, because it sounds much more sophisticated than Libby.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2020
I like it and it looks better than Livvy.
Inxpect  11/30/2020
Libby Tubman was Sheila's older sister in the once-popular Fudge series by Judy Blume.
noisynora  10/28/2020
Very infantile, and much like Maddie, draws the image of stuck-up middle school girls. I prefer Lizzie for a nickname of Elizabeth.
someone-  10/5/2020
Cute nickname for Elizabeth.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2020
Well... my name is Libby and it isn't short for anything. But apparently I have the name of a dog and it sucks when it's not short for something.
Someone also said it's annoying and infantile. And I would like to tell you all that I think it's a stupid name for a dog but I do agree that it sucks when it's not short for something. I also get called Libbeh quite a lot because of where I'm from.
Libby19  12/27/2019
I knew a Libby whose full name was Liberty.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2019
In 2018, 4 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Libby* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1888th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
I like Libby as a nickname for the Yiddish name Leeba, meaning love. Libby sounds like the name of a spirited, intelligent person.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2017
Remember that the name 'Libby' can be used as a given name, not just a nickname or a shortened version of one.
The name Libby, according to some, means 'God's Promise'.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2017
It is a nice name for a girl.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2016
Libby can also be used as a nickname for Olivia, a form of Livy.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2016
More a name for a dog.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2016
If someone whose name is Elizabeth or Isabel wants to be called this, fine. However, If someone's actual name is this, the aforementioned names have more appeal to me.
Kidwins9  12/31/2015
My grandma's name is Liberina, but most people call her Libby for short. It sounds so pretty!
Liananikki67  8/18/2015
I love Libby as a nickname for Elisabeth.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
I like the name Libby. It's also like Lily and I love that name. It's like a sporty, clever, shy name. She would be like the one who keeps charge and never gives up.
Name meaner  3/4/2015
Libby is not just Elizabeth... cousin is Liboria... goes by Libby...
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
Sorry some feel my name is shallow. I have grown to like it.
Elizabeth was hard to write as a child. I am thrilled it is a trendy name in Britain. By the way I am not stupid. I have a master's degree and work with the sick and dying as a chaplain- not so shallow either. Yes I can be irritating, just like the critics. Kind of surprised, but thankful, no one has remembered Libby Libby Libby...
LibLib  6/24/2014
My name is Libby. Most people who meet me seem to think its short for Liberty. It is in some cases. In my case, I was christened as Libby, so it's not short for anything. But my 'Libby' comes from Elizabeth.
Libbyt001  5/4/2014
My friend's name is Ellen, and we all call her Libby. I don't know how Libby came from Ellen, but that's it!

I have read on other websites that Libby is a form of Ellen though, alongside Elizabeth and Liberty. It is a beautiful name, I love it!

For some reason I always think of Libby Fox from Eastenders, LOL :D

Great name, and my friend always gets many lovely compliments on always being Libby.

Thank you :) x.
EllaUnderHerUmbrella  4/22/2014
My best friend is called Liberty and we call her Libby for short. I have always loved the name Libby, it sounds so beautiful and strange, though I never knew it could be short for Elizabeth.
RachaelB12  3/28/2014
Ugh, this name is so infantile and shallow- sounding. I guarantee that you will never meet a Libby who isn't shallow and irritating. It's awful for anyone over the age of 10.. Libby the doctor? Libby the lawyer? I think not. Maybe Libby the preschool teacher. Better keep it at Elizabeth/Olivia/Liberty when her 10th birthday comes.
avengingangelx3  6/17/2013
I had to add a personal comment in defense of my name- to the person who thought they'd never meet "Libby the doctor"-I am a doctor and some of my patients (especially pediatric) call me Dr. Libby and I love my name! It's a great name and for me it is a nickname for Elizabeth! Embrace all of the Libby's in your life! (=
libstetrician  11/10/2015
This is an adorable nickname for a little girl named Elizabeth :) I like it as a nickname for Isabel too, I never thought of that. It definitely beats Izzy, that's for sure!
Oohvintage  2/26/2013
I like this diminutive. I saw a woman being called "Libbeh" and "Libba."
SEC908  12/28/2012
I think this name is okay on it's own, but it sounds really great if it has a good surname behind it, such as: Taylor, Cole, Carter, Kingsley, Dawson, and so on are all pretty good names to back up the name Libby, in my opinion.
CarefullySoaring  10/31/2012
My best friend's name is Elizabeth, and everyone calls her Libby. I can't see it as a nickname for anything else, and I think it is the best nickname for Elizabeth. When I was little, I'd call her Elibbybeth. Cute :)
― Anonymous User  11/26/2011
I really like this name. It's cute. I think it also works as a nickname for Olivia or Liberty.
amazingtabby  7/10/2011
Liberty Danielle Folfax was a character in the children's cartoon, "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and was called Libby.
Meapergirl  6/19/2011
Libby is also nickname for Libuscha, Libusha, Libjena and Libena.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2011
I love this name, but it reminds me of that horrific store, Libby Lu.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2011
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
Reminds me of the country Libya.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2009
I love this name! Much prettier and less used than Elizabeth. :D
Laurisgirl  8/16/2008
Australian swimmer Libby Trickett is a famous bearer. Her first name is Lisbeth.
nafer1  8/16/2008
Bleurgh, this nickname is so ugly, annoying, and infantile.
slight night shiver  4/27/2008
Libby is also nickname for Liběna, Libuše, Liboslava and Libora.
Karcoolka  3/28/2008
I really like this as a nickname for Elizabeth! I've always loved the name Elizabeth, but I never liked any of the other nicknames (Liz, Lizzie, Elle, Ellie, Beth, etc.). For some reason though, I really like Libby!
joanie2007  8/29/2007
This can also be a nickname for Liberty.
thebyrd  8/24/2007
This is my nickname for Elizabeth and I like it best for Elizabeth.
― Anonymous User  5/6/2007
Elizabeth, commonly known as "Libby," is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Cynthia Watros.
caity-bear915  12/10/2006
My name is Libby, and mostly I like it. The only trouble is that people are always telling me "I've got a dog called Libby", etc. Other than that, I love it!
― Anonymous User  9/16/2006
It doesn't really sound like the short form of Elizabeth (just like Buffy). I personally thought it was short for Liberty. Make sense?
Bethanee_1991  8/17/2006
I always thought Libby was short for Olivia.
FairyGirl  8/2/2006
Libby is the nickname for Elizabeth. Livy is the nickname for Olivia.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2007
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
If Libby was only used in the 20th century, why it in the Top 1000 during the 19th century?
Betty Blue  7/22/2009
Libbie Custer was the wife of George Armstrong Custer.
― Anonymous User  2/15/2006
Libby Kaponen, who wrote Blow Out the Moon's main character is called Libby.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2006
Libby was the name of the snotty girl on the T.V. show "Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch."
breakofday  12/17/2005
In the book Loving Libby by Robin Lee Hatcher, Libby is a nickname for Olivia. But I personally like it best as a nickname for Elizabeth.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2005

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