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Phoebe meaning and name origin
Phoebe \pho(e)-be\ as a girl's name is pronounced FEE-bee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Phoebe is "bright, radiant". 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.
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Popularity of Phoebe
Phoebe is a very popular first name for females (#949 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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