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Gender: Female Meaning of Libby: "pledged to God" Origin of Libby: English, diminutive of Elizabeth

The name Libby is a girl's name of English origin meaning "pledged to God". Libby and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Long Generation CAF".

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Through all the years when Betty, Betsy, Beth, Liz, and Lizzie were the Elizabethan nicknames of choice, the bubblier Libby was set aside, but today it may be the most modern of all—it has already made a strong comeback in England and Wales, where it ranks Number 139.

Libby Holman was a colorful torch singer in the 1920s and '30s, Libby Smith was a mysterious character on Lost, and Carly Simon wrote a song titled "Libby."

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Famous People Named Libby

Libby Gill, American executive, speaker and author
Libby Holman (born Elizabeth Lloyd Holzman), American torch singer
Lisbeth Constance "Libby" Trickett, Australian swimmer
Libby Morris, Canadian comic actress
Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Pataki, wife of New York governor George Pataki
Libby Potter, English reporter
Elizabeth Mary "Libby" Purves, English radio presenter and journalist
Libby Purvis, Australian actress and writer
Libby Rees, English author
Libby Riddles, American dog musher
Elizabeth "Libby" Roderick, American singer-songwriter
Elizabeth Mary "Libby" Tanner, Australian actress
Elizabeth "Libby" Titus, American singer/songwriter
Libby Scheier, Canadian poet
Elizabeth Beckman "Libby" Schaaf, American politician
Elizabeth Brown "Libby" Larsen, American composer
Willard Libby, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Pop Culture References for the name Libby

Libby Putney, character from "Scream Queens" also known as Chanel #5
Libby Folfax, character from "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius"
Elizabeth Grace "Libby" Kennedy, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Libby Chessler, character on TV's "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
Libby/Boltie, character in the movie "Super"
Libby, character in movie "Run Fatboy Run"
Libby Masters, character on TV's"Masters of Sex"
Libby Shear, character from the video game Campfire Tales
Libby Francis, character in the "St Clare" series by Enid Blyton
Libby Day, main character in Gillian Flynn's novel "Dark Places"
Libby, a term used to identify Alphas or Queen Bees
Libby Shear, character from the Campfire tales games

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