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What does Niobe mean?

Niobe Pronunciation of Niobe [niobe] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Niobe is "fern". Mythology: Niobe was a boastful queen of Thebes whose children were killed by Apollo and Diana as a reprimand for her arrogance. She wept continously, and in time she turned into a stone from which water constantly streamed. Anyone with inconsolable sorrow is said to "weep the tears of Niobe".

Associated with: greek, fern (tree), mythology, queen, stone (rock), water.


Creative forms:
(female) Naube, Niobi, ..

(male) Niobo, Nione, ..

Middle name pairings:
Niobe Cambrie (N.C.), ..

How popular is Niobe?

Niobe is a rare given name for females and a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Niobe has not been listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niobe name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ailbe, Nicole, Nike, Nikole, Nioma, Nixe, Nixie, Noe, Nore and Tobe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Niobe.

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