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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Libby

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  • A submission from Maine, United States says the name Libby means "Gods Promise" and is of English origin.

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  1. United States chemist who developed a method of radiocarbon dating (1908-1980)
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  1. A diminutive of the female given name Elizabeth and Isabel.
  2. A matronymic surname​.
  3. A city in Montana

Notable Persons Named Libby

Libby Schaaf is a Member of the Oakland City Council, from District 50th Mayor of Oakland, and Member of theOakland City Council. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Libby was born on November 12th, 1965 in Oakland, California, U.S.

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She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Libby was given the name Elizabeth Mary Tanner on February 25th, 1970.

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Libby Holman was an actress and singer. Libby was given the name Elizabeth Lloyd Holzman on May 23rd, 1904 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Libby is also known as Elizabeth Holman, Holzman, and Elizabeth Lloyd. She left this life on June 18th, 1971.

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Libby Purves is a radio presenter, journalist, and author. Libby was given the name Elizabeth Mary Purves on February 2nd, 1950 in London, England, UK.

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Libby Smith is a clinical psychology.

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Libby Kennedy is a soap character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Libby

Willard Libby was a scientist in the field of radioactive decay. Willard was given the name Willard Frank Libby on December 17th, 1908 in Parachute, Colorado. He breathed his last breath on September 8th, 1980.

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Scooter Libby is a lawyer. Scooter was born on August 22nd, 1950 in New Haven, Connecticut. Scooter is also known as Libby, I. Lewis, and Jr..

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Leona Woods Marshall Libby was a in the field of physics. Leona was born on August 9th, 1919 in La Grange, Illinois. She breathed her last breath on November 10th, 1986.

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His military service ended in 1917. Frederick was born on July 15th, 1892 in Sterling, Colorado. He left this life on January 9th, 1970.

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Jake was born on January 3rd, 1993 in Plymouth.

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How popular is the baby name Libby in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 5 0
1884 5 5 0
1885 10 10 0
1886 8 8 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 5 5 0
1890 10 10 0
1891 9 9 0
1892 10 10 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 12 12 0
1895 14 14 0
1896 22 22 0
1897 10 10 0
1898 19 19 0
1899 17 17 0
1900 22 22 0
1901 17 17 0
1902 11 11 0
1903 15 15 0
1904 19 19 0
1905 24 24 0
1906 21 21 0
1907 23 23 0
1908 22 22 0
1909 31 31 0
1910 35 35 0
1911 44 44 0
1912 56 56 0
1913 53 53 0
1914 61 61 0
1915 108 108 0
1916 106 106 0
1917 107 107 0
1918 125 125 0
1919 114 114 0
1920 83 83 0
1921 104 104 0
1922 65 65 0
1923 80 80 0
1924 76 76 0
1925 59 59 0
1926 69 69 0
1927 93 93 0
1928 66 66 0
1929 77 77 0
1930 65 65 0
1931 69 69 0
1932 90 90 0
1933 113 113 0
1934 119 119 0
1935 96 96 0
1936 97 97 0
1937 97 97 0
1938 112 112 0
1939 92 92 0
1940 78 78 0
1941 101 101 0
1942 98 98 0
1943 100 100 0
1944 113 113 0
1945 106 106 0
1946 137 137 0
1947 155 155 0
1948 138 138 0
1949 141 141 0
1950 119 119 0
1951 119 119 0
1952 137 137 0
1953 148 148 0
1954 154 154 0
1955 140 135 5
1956 164 164 0
1957 209 209 0
1958 245 245 0
1959 239 239 0
1960 264 264 0
1961 257 257 0
1962 245 245 0
1963 221 221 0
1964 203 203 0
1965 181 181 0
1966 169 169 0
1967 203 203 0
1968 173 173 0
1969 154 154 0
1970 119 119 0
1971 112 112 0
1972 124 124 0
1973 139 139 0
1974 120 120 0
1975 119 119 0
1976 128 128 0
1977 98 98 0
1978 77 77 0
1979 84 84 0
1980 115 115 0
1981 98 98 0
1982 94 94 0
1983 93 93 0
1984 73 73 0
1985 92 92 0
1986 88 88 0
1987 96 96 0
1988 70 70 0
1989 68 68 0
1990 103 103 0
1991 88 88 0
1992 86 86 0
1993 89 89 0
1994 110 110 0
1995 141 141 0
1996 138 138 0
1997 147 147 0
1998 162 162 0
1999 150 150 0
2000 193 193 0
2001 212 212 0
2002 226 226 0
2003 255 255 0
2004 301 301 0
2005 332 332 0
2006 347 347 0
2007 323 323 0
2008 316 316 0
2009 355 355 0
2010 346 346 0
2011 279 279 0
2012 282 282 0
2013 290 290 0
2014 306 306 0
2015 269 269 0
2016 250 250 0
2017 237 237 0

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Popularity of Libby as a first name

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Popularity of Libby as a last name

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Common last names for Libby

  • Cohen
  • Smith
  • Levine
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Schwartz
  • Simon
  • Brown
  • Harris
  • Goldstein
  • Young

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Libby U.S.
  White 94.43% 64.26%
  African American 0.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Libby

People with the last name Libby are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Libby

  • How Popular is the name Libby? Libby is the 1,893rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Libby was the 3,360th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Libby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,164 babies born with the first name Libby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Libby to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Libby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Libby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Libby is Friday, February 7th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Libby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Libby was in 2009 with a total of 355 babies.
  • Random Libby Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Libby is not a popular baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Libby: Your name in reverse order is Ybbil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lyibb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Libby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,631 people with the last name Libby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Libby? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Libby as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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