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What does Phoebus mean?

Phoebus Pronunciation of Phoebus [phoe-bus] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Phoebus is "bright, radiant". The sun god Apollo was also known as Phoebus Apollo, referring to the fact that he brought light. The feminine version Phoebe is more common, possibly because it is also a biblical name.

Associated with: greek, sun (star), biblical.


Phoebus has 1 variant: Phoibos.

Related boy names: Faivish and Feivel.

1 feminine form: Phoebe.

Creative forms:
(male) Phibus, Phoeseus, ..

(female) Phoebo, Phoerish, ..

Middle name pairings:
Phoebus Kavin (P.K.), ..

How popular is Phoebus?

Phoebus is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#56826 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Phoebus has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Kobus, Phelps, Phoenix, Phons (see Alphonse), Proteus and Thonus. Like Phoebus, these names are not commonly used.

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