Bright, Radiant

Phoebe Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \fee-bee\
Number in U.S 👶 35,000
Rate in 2021 556
Numerology 🔢 6
Name origin 🌍 Greek

Phoebe : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Meaning of name Phoebe:

In mythology, Phoebe was the daughter of the titan of Uranus (god of the sky) and Gaea (goddess of the earth) and one of the first rulers of the heavens until he was overthrown by Zeus and the Olympian gods from him. However, she was a matriarch of many important gods and goddesses. Phoebe had two daughters, Leto and Asteria. Zeus impregnated Leto with the twins Apollo and Artemis, bringing these gods to Phoebe's grandchildren. Phoebe was known as the goddess of shining wisdom and served as a prophetess from Delphi to her grandson Apollo, who was often referred to as Phoebus Apollo (shining Apollo) after her grandmother.


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Phoebe has been a household name for over 100 years - though only sparingly at best. At the turn of the 20th century, Phoebe was experiencing most of her popularity, but still never in fashion and certainly not to excess. As the decades persisted into the 20th century, Phoebe's name would fall almost completely out of favour. For over 30 years (from the late 1950s to early 1990s), Phoebe danced on and off the charts until finally making a comeback to measure today. One of the biggest boosts to the popularity of the name occurred between 1994 and 1995 - the year the series “Friends” debuted the eccentric and lovable character Phoebe Buffay. Another jump in the use of the name arose in the year 1999; The year after "Charmed" was introduced on the WB channel about three good witches and sisters named Phoebe, Piper and Prudence. And if that's not enough, Phoebe's name has a lot of literary references as well (apart from her importance in Greek mythology). She is offbeat and quirky, yet bright and lively. This is an old name with a modern sensibility. It is not trendy or tedious like so many other popular girl names today, and we hope that it never becomes less. Just like the meaning of the name indicates - Phoebe is meant to be your little 'radiant one'.

Famous people named Phoebe

Phoebe Cates (actress)

Phoebe Ann Mosey (aka Annie Oakley/famous sharpshooter)

Phoebe Snow (musician)

Phoebe Prince (victim of bullying)

Phoebe Cary (poet)

Phoebe Di Tommaso (figure skater)

Phoebe Tonkin (actress and model)

Phoebe is a name for girls. The origin of the name is Greece. On our website 8 people with the name Phoebe rated her name 5 stars (on a scale of 5). And they look very satisfied! Sometimes people spell this name incorrectly. In countries where Spanish is not spoken, people have no problem with this name. A nickname for Phoebe is "Phoe".

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The meaning of Phoebe

The meaning of this name is: "From the Greek Phoebus, meaning "pure, bright."

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12/27/2021 12:45:18 AM

i love this name it's my saint name


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Phoebe?
The origin of the name Phoebe is Greek.
*️⃣ How many people are named Phoebe?
Almost 35000 people are named Phoebe.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Phoebe?
The names of Rhea, Rhae, Ruhi, Shloka