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Meaning and Name Origin

Sybil \s(y)-bil\ as a girls' name is pronounced SIH-bul. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Sybil is "prophetess, oracle". Variant of Sibyl. Actress Cybill Shepherd.


Sybil has 13 variants: Cybele, Cybil, Cybill, Sibell, Sibilla, Sibyl, Sibylla, Sybel, Sybella, Sybelle, Sybill, Sybilla and Sybille.

Sybil has 9 more related variations via Cybill, Sibyl: Cybilla, Sabilla, Sabylla, Sib, Sibbell, Sibel, Sibella, Sibelle and Sibyll.


Sybil is a very prominent first name for females (#693 out of 4276, Top 16%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Sybil for girls. Sybil reached its highest rank of #331 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sybil and related names. The only other prominent alternative form of Sybil ranked in the Top 1000 is Sibyl. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1910-1919 and has become much lower since, with the versions Sybil and Sibyl becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sibyl, Sybil in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sybil is pronounced similarly to Cybel. This name tends to be less frequently used than Sybil.