What does Phebe mean?
Phebe /phe-be/ [1 syll.] 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).
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.Kreatif forms: Phege, Pheme, Phibe. [more]
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. 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. Variants like Ephan are seldom used. 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)