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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). Biblical: a Christian woman who aided Paul and others.


Variations

Phebe has 2 variants: Febe and Pheabe.

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.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Phebe name in U.S.

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

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 and has become significantly lower since, with the forms Phebe, Fanny and Effie 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Effie, Euphemia, Fanny, Phebe, Phoebe in U.S.

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

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