What does Phebe mean?
Phebe \ph(e)-be\ as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Phebe means "good to speak; bright, radiant". Phebe is a form of Euphemia (Greek): Latin form of a Greek name. Phebe is also a derivative of Phoebe (Greek).
Phebe▼ has 23 more different forms via Euphemia, Phoebe: Effam, Effemy, Effi, Effie▼, Effy, Efimia, Efthymia, Ephan, Ephie, Eppie, Eufane, Eufemia, Euphemie, Euphenia, Euphie, Evfemiya, Fanny▼, Fima, Pheby, Phemie, Phoebey, Phoeboe and Yefim.
Phebe is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3858 out of 4276, Top 90%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Phebe for girls. Phebe reached its top rank of #465 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Phebe and related names. Phoebe (#298 in 2014), Fanny, Euphemia and Effie are the prominent variation forms of Phebe. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.6078%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1404%, down 76.9%), with the forms Effie, Fanny and Phebe becoming less trendy. Phoebe (#298) is the most trendy name for newborns in this list, and there is also a revival in baby name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)