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What does Cybil mean?

Cybil Pronunciation of Cybil [cy-bil] as a girls' name is pronounced SIH-bul. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cybil is "great mother of the gods". Variant of Sibyl, the name given in Greek mythology to a prophetess or fortune-teller. The name was borne by actress Cybill Shepherd, who was named after her grandfather Cy and her father Bill.

Associated with: greek, great, mythology, prophetess, fortune (blessed).


Cybil has 1 variant: Cybill.

Related girl name: Sybil.

8 more relations via Sibyl: Cybele, Cybilla, Sibel, Sybel, Sybil, Sybill, Sybilla and Sybille.

Creative forms:
(female) Cabil, Cybili, ..

(male) Cybilan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cybil Mercedes (C.M.), ..

How popular is Cybil?

Cybil is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Cybil is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Sybilla, Sybil and Sibyl are the popular related forms of Cybil (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Sybel, are uncommon. These relations of Cybil were popular as birth names during 1910-1919 (median #963), but now, forms such as Sybil have become somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Cybil is pronounced similarly to Cybel and Cybille. Other recommended names are Cecil, Ceil, Chyril and Cytia (see Cynthia). These names tend to be more commonly used than Cybil.

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