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What does Sibyl mean?

Sibyl Pronunciation of Sibyl [sibyl] as a girls' name is pronounced SIB-el. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Sibyl is "prophetess, oracle". In ancient myth, sibyls interpreted the messages from oracles devoted to various Gods. In Turkish, Sibel means "powerful queen". Actress Cybill Shepherd.

Associated with: greek, prophetess, ancient (old), myth, devoted, powerful, queen.


Sibyl has 22 variants: Cybele, Cybil, Cybill, Cybilla, Sabilla, Sabylla, Sib, Sibbell, Sibel, Sibell, Sibella, Sibelle, Sibilla, Sibyll, Sibylla, Sybel, Sybella, Sybelle, Sybil, Sybill, Sybilla and Sybille.

Affiliated girl name: Sevilla.

Creative forms:
(female) Sabyl, Sebyl, ..

(male) Sisal, Sisel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sibyl Emberly (S.E.), ..

How popular is Sibyl?

Sibyl is a very popular first name for women (#1840 out of 4276, Top 43%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sibyl reached its highest rank of #543 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Sibyl are Sybilla, Sybil and Sevilla. These relations of Sibyl reached the apex of their popularity a century ago (usage of 0.04%), but now, forms such as Sibyl have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sibyl, Sevilla, Sybil, Sybilla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sibyl and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sibyl is pronounced similarly to Cybel and Sable. Another suggested similar name is Silya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sibyl.

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