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What does Phebe mean?

Phebe Pronunciation of Phebe as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Phebe means "good to speak; bright, radiant". Phebe is an alternate form of Euphemia (Greek). Phebe is also a derivative of Phoebe (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, good, bright (light)


VARIANTS Pheabe, Febe

OTHER FORMS VIA EUPHEMIA, PHOEBE Pheby, Phemie, Phoebey, Phoeboe

(female) Phege, ..

(male) Phele, ..

Phebe Parker (P.P.), ..

How popular is Phebe?

Phebe is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3858 out of 4276, Top 90%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Phebe reached its top rank of #465 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Phoebe (#320 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Euphemia are the prominent variation forms of Phebe. Other variants, like Pheabe, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Phebe was at its apex 138 years ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and is almost as conventional today (USAGE 0.1%, 12% LESS). Phoebe has been the most popular choice, while Phebe is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Phebe, Euphemia, Phoebe in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bebe, Hebe, Peele and Phedre. These names tend to be less commonly used than Phebe.

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