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Phoebe Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Phoebe is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Phoebe is "radiant, shining".  

It is also of English and Latin origin, where its meaning is "shining one".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 298  in baby name popularity for girls with 1086 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Phoebe Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Phoebe has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Phoebe to other names.


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Related Names

Phoebe is a form of the name Phoebus.

Variants of the name Phoebe include Phebe, Pheobe.

Other Tidbits

Phoebe falls into the Greek myth name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Phoebe in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Phoebe.

Just for fun, see the name Phoebe in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Phoebe in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.