First recorded as a given name of Latvians in the end of the 19th century. From Russian Любовь (Ljubovʹ), from любо́вь (ljubóvʹ, “love”). Comparable to English Charity.
- A transliteration of the Russian female given name Любовь (Ljubovʹ).
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
-  Population Register of Latvia: Ļubova was the only given name of 6412 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.