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What does Cybele mean?

Cybele Pronunciation of Cybele as a girls' name is pronounced SIB-e-lee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cybele is "great mother of the gods". Mythology: an ancient Phrygian nature goddess worshipped as the Great Mother in Asia Minor. The mother of all gods, men, and wild nature, lions were her faithful companions. She was identified with Rhea by the Greeks, and with Maia and Ceres by the Romans. Also form of Sibyl. Also form of Sybil.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, great, mythology, ancient (old), nature, goddess, lions, faithful (determined), romans


VARIANTS Cybel, Cybille



Cybele Amia (C.A.), ..

How popular is Cybele?

Cybele is a rare first name for females. Cybele is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Maia (#569 LAST YEAR), Rhea (#952), Sibyl and Sybil (#1914) are the popular alternative forms of Cybele (NOT RANKED) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Cybele reached its most widespread during 1910-1919 (USAGE OF 0.1%) and is almost as conventional today, but with versions like Sybil becoming less fashionable. Maia is the most fashionable girl name among these. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maia, Rhea, Sibyl, Sybil in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cybele and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cybele is alike in pronunciation to Cybil, Cybill, Sabelle, Sable, Sibel, Sibell, Sibelle, Sybel, Sybelle, Sybill and Sybille. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adele, Angele, Arbelle, Caela, Calee, Camela, Camile, Caree, Carely, Caryle, Casee, Caylee, Ceceley (see Cecilia), Cecely, Cecile, Cecyle, Cela, Cele, Celene, Celes, Celie, Cerese, Chabeli, Chanele, Chela, Chele, Chelie, Chelle, Chere, Cicelie (see Cecilia), Cicely, Clymene, Codee, Coel, Coree, Corelie, Corene, Creole, Cybilla, Cyndie, Cynnie, Cyrena, Cyrene, Danele, Estele, Gisele, Isabele, Kyle, Lynelle, Mabelle, Mable, Mychele, Myrtle, Noele, Nycole, Nykole, Odele, Orbelle, Peele, Robelle, Rozele (see Rosalie), Semele, Sydelle and Udele. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cybele.

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