What does Phoebe mean?
Biblical: a Christian woman who aided Paul and others. Greek mythology: a reference to Phoebus Apollo, the god of light. Name of the first flycatcher to migrate to Wisconsin each spring. The bird gets its name from its call which is a sharp "Phoebe!". The name became more common in the 18th century and is familiar in modern times due to the fictional character Phoebe Buffay on the "Friends" TV series. Singers Phoebe Legere, Phoebe Snow.
Phoebe has 1 masculine form: Phoebus.Kreatif forms:
(female) Phoebel, Phoele, ..
(male) Phoepe, Phoere, ..
How popular is Phoebe?
Phoebe is a very popular first name for females (#949 out of 4276, Top 22%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Phoebe for girls. Phoebe reached its highest position of #246 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #298 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the girl name Phoebe and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Phoebe (#298 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 are Phebe and Euphemia. Adoption of these forms of Phoebe is widespread among parents in 2014 (average #1432), except for the form Phebe which have become somewhat outmoded. Phoebe is the clear favorite.