Phoebe Meaning and Origin

The name Phoebe is a girl’s name meaning “bright” and is of Greek origin. The name Phoebe is the feminine form of Greek Phoebus. In Greek mythology, Phoebe was one of the Titans, a group of powerful gods who ruled before the Olympian gods. She was associated with the moon and the goddess of prophecy and intellect. The name Phoebe has been used since ancient times and appears in several books of the Bible, including Romans and Corinthians. Phoebe has been a popular name in English-speaking countries since the 19th century, and has been used for notable figures such as the American actress Phoebe Cates and the British novelist Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Variations of the name include Phebe, Feebee, and Fibi. In popular culture, Phoebe Buffay is a character from the television show Friends, played by Lisa Kudrow, who is known for her quirky personality and free-spirited nature.

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