Phoebe name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, German, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: fee-bee
Meaning: The Shining One, Radiance, Daughter of Leda, Moon and Bright
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What does Phoebe mean?

Celebrated and Conifer Phoebe prevalently is used in Danish, Norwegian, German, English, Finnish and Swedish is rooted from Old Greek aimed at both boys and girls, meaning of Phoebe is "Bright and Shining, Radiance, Daughter of Leda, Moon or Bright".

Phoebe is form of Euphemia in English language. Also Phoebe is form of The Greek Name Φοιβη in Latin language.

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How do I pronounce Phoebe?

The most common way to pronounce two syllabled Phoebe is fee-bee.

Variants of Phoebe

Phoibe, Pheba, Euphemia, Effi, Effe, Elfriede

Nicknames for Phoebe

Check out these nickaname options for given name Phoebe:

Names that rhyme with Phoebe

How popular is the name Phoebe?

Phoebe is a popular name in United States given to over 33527 babies in 140 years. When at its peak in 1880, the moniker grabbed the 215th spot and 1115 baby girls were given the name.

Moreover, the first name has been to the top 500 baby names an astounding 64 times Also, Phoebe was a popular name in England and Wales. Over 38042 babies have been named Phoebe since 1996.

At its zenith in 2017, 2116 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 21st position. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 23 years but still going strong on charts.

Moreover, the first name has been to the top 50 baby names 21 times

In New South Wales, Phoebe was once a common name since emerging in 1998 it has been given to over 2675 babies.

When at its peak in 2004,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 22 years but it is still going strong. Also, Phoebe is common in Victoria where over 861 new-borns have been given the name since 2008.

Presently the name is rising, in 2010, the moniker grabbed the 40th spot and 101 baby girls were given the name.

Phoebe is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1985 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

Recently in 2018, 54 babies were given Phoebe and it reached its peak ranking, 109 on girl names chart. There are over 584 babies that have been given the name Phoebe in Ireland.

Also, in France, it has been in use since 1987 and was able to reach the top 700 names. In 2000, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 678 on girl names chart when 59 babies were named Phoebe.

Over 821 people have been named Phoebe in France. Also, in Queensland, it has been in use since 1997 and was able to reach the top 100 names. In 2002, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 39 on girl names chart when 97 babies were given the name Phoebe.

Over 1728 babies in Queensland have been named Phoebe.

Phoebe is a unique baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 300 names.

In 2003, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 292 on girl names chart when 32 babies were named Phoebe. Over 376 babies in Belgium have been named Phoebe. The first name is a rare baby name in Northern Territory still in use today.

But Phoebe is a popular baby name in Kenya where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in, Philippines, Uganda and Nigeria. At least, 90000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our findings.

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Phoebe in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Phoebe

You always hope your intuition is wrong and give people a chance to earn your trust. It's like luck follows you wherever you go and whatever you do results in a positive outcome. You can smell a great opportunity from miles. Break down your endless search for happiness when you already have so much to be happy and grateful for. It's strange but you enjoy being miserable sometimes. Working solo brings out the best of you but working with others helps you improve your old ideas.

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Famous people named Phoebe

  • Phoebe, first-century Christian woman mentioned by the Apostle Paul
  • Phoebe Campbell, Canadian woman
  • Phoebe Child, was one of the pioneers of the Montessori Method of children's education and a co-founder of the Montessori World Educational Institute
  • Phoebe Hesketh, English poet
  • Phoebe Cary, American poet
  • Phoebe Atwood Taylor, American mystery author
  • Phoebe Hessel, née 'Smith' was best
  • Phoebe Doty, American prostitute and madam
  • Phoebe Pember, member of a prominent American Jewish family
  • Phoebe Carrai, American cellist
  • Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist, feminist and suffragist
  • Phoebe Cates, former American film actress
  • Phoebe Palmer, Methodist evangelist and writer
  • Phoebe Knapp, American composer of music for hymns and an organist
  • Phoebe Snow, ; July 17
  • Phoebe Thomas, British actress
  • Phoebe Nicholls, English film, television, and stage actress
  • Phoebe Gloeckner, American cartoonist, illustrator, painter
  • Phoebe Brand, American actress
  • Phoebe Snetsinger, American birder famous for having seen and documented birds of 8,398 different species
  • Phoebe Legere, multi-disciplinary Artist:
  • Phoebe Mills, American attorney and Olympic medalist
  • Phoebe Holcroft Watson, tennis player
  • Phoebe Gilman, Canadian-American children's book author and illustrator
  • Phoebe Tonkin, Australian actress and model
  • Phoebe Conn, maiden name and pseudonym of Phoebe Jane Conn
  • Phoebe Anna Traquair, Irish-born artist,
  • Phoebe Di Tommaso, Australian former competitive figure skater
  • Phoebe Philo, British fashion designer
  • Phoebe Ephron, American playwright and screenwriter,
  • Phoebe Dykstra in 30 Ghosts as
  • Phoebe Greenberg in Incendies as Producer
  • Phoebe McHenry in The Drawer as Actress
  • Phoebe Pearl in Matilda as Actress
  • Phoebe Kut in Eve and the Fire Horse as Actress
  • Phoebe Shalom in Nadoland as Actress
  • Phoebe Jonas in The Nanny Diaries as Actress
  • Phoebe Miu in Smile as Actress
  • Phoebe Torrance in Game Over as Actor
  • Phoebe McEnery in Getting to Be a Habit as Actress
  • Phoebe Foster is a British actress born in 1896 in Center Harbor, and died in 1975.

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