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What does Phebe mean?

Phebe Pronunciation of Phebe [phebe] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Phebe means "good to speak; bright, radiant". Phebe is an alternate form of Euphemia (Greek): Latin variation of a Greek name. Phebe is also a derivative of Phoebe (Greek).

Associated with: greek, good, bright (light).


Phebe has 2 variants: Febe and Pheabe.

4 more different relations via Euphemia, Phoebe: Pheby, Phemie, Phoebey and Phoeboe.

Creative forms:
(female) Phege, Prebe, ..

(male) Phele, Phere, ..

Middle name pairings:
Phebe Sara (P.S.), ..

How popular is Phebe?

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. Demographics)

Phebe reached its top rank of #465 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Phebe outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Phoebe (#287 in recent rankings) and Euphemia are the prominent variation forms of Phebe. Other variants, like Pheabe, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Phebe is at its apex presently (usage of 0.1%). Phoebe has been the most popular choice, while Phebe is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Phebe, Euphemia, Phoebe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Phoebe outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bebe, Hebe, Peele and Phedre. These names tend to be less commonly used than Phebe.

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