The meaning of the name “Phoebe” is: “Bright, Shining One”.
Additional information: The girl name Phoebe is the female form of the Greek name Phoibos, meaning "Bright One", transformed in Latin Phoebus.
The name was originally found in Ancient Greek Mythology for the Titan daughter of Uranus and Gaia and sister of Coeus with whom she had two daughters, Leto, who was the mother of God of the light and sun, Apollo and the moon Goddess, Artemis (also found as Diana in Roman Mythology), and Asteria who was a star-goddess, mother of Hecate.
The girl name Phoebe is also found in William Shakespeare's pastoral comedy "As you like it" for the character of a proud shepherdess.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Phoebe for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Phoebe is a girl name.
The name Phoebe is of Ancient Greek origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, German speaking countries, Greek speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Phoebe we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Phoebe Name Meaning
The meaning of Phoebe is “Bright, Shining One”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Phoebe and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Phoebe and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Phoebe is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Phoebe Categories
The name Phoebe is in the following categories: American Names, Biblical Names, British Names, Canadian Names, English Names, German Names, Greek Mythological Names, Greek Names, Mythological Names, Shakespeare Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Phoebe. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Phoebe, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Phoebe
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Phoebe displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Phoebe Boy Name Popularity Chart
Phoebe Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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