Gender Feminine
Scripts Љубица(Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced Pron. LYOO-bee-tsa(Serbian, Croatian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Slavic element ľuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix. It can also come from the Serbian and Croatian word ljubica meaning "violet (flower)".

Related Names

VariantsLjubinka(Serbian) Ljuba(Croatian) Ljuba(Macedonian) Ljuba(Slovene)
Masculine FormsLjubiša(Serbian) Ljube(Macedonian)
Other Languages & CulturesLiubou(Belarusian) Lyuba(Bulgarian) Liběna, Libuše, Ljuba(Czech) Ļubova(Latvian) Lioubov, Liubov, Ljubov, Lubov, Lyubov, Liouba, Luba, Lyuba, Lyubochka(Russian) Ľuba, Ľubica(Slovak) Liubov, Lubov, Lyubov, Luba, Lyuba, Lyubochka(Ukrainian)

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Entry updated April 23, 2024