Where did it come from?
My first guess was 1920s Major League baseball player Bibb Falk.
Then I checked the SSA’s state-by-state data. Turns out that nearly all of the Bibbs on record were born in Alabama.
This fact led me to (David) Bibb Graves, the two-time Governor of Alabama who was elected for the first time in 1926 and for the second time in 1934.
- 1935: unlisted
- 1934: 9 baby boys named Bibb – 7 born in Alabama
- 1933: unlisted
- 1928: unlisted
- 1927: 12 baby boys named Bibb – all born in Alabama
- 1926: 14 baby boys named Bibb [debut] – all born in Alabama
- 1925: unlisted
- 1924: unlisted
One of the 1927 Bibbs was named “Bibb Graves” specifically, which is interesting.