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What does Sibyl mean?

Sibyl Pronunciation of 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


VARIANTS Cybele, Cybil, Cybill, Cybilla, Sabilla, Sabylla, Sib, Sibbell, Sibel, Sibell, Sibella, Sibelle, Sibilla, Sibyll, Sibylla, Sybel, Sybella, Sybelle, Sybil, Sybill, Sybilla, Sybille

SEE ALSO Sevilla

(female) Sabyl, ..

(male) Sisal, ..

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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, 2018)

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?

Popular related forms of Sibyl are Sybil (#1865 A YEAR AGO), Sevilla and Sybilla. These relations of Sibyl reached the apex of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 0.05%) and have become much less widespread since (USAGE 0.01%, 85.9%), with forms such as Sibyl falling 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-sounding name is Silya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sibyl.

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