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Famous bearer: Phoebe Buffay, one of the six main characters in the hit TV sitcom 'Friends'.
-- reservoirdoll1987  5/29/2005
Name of one of the Halliwell sisters (played by Alyssa Milano) from the popular TV show 'Charmed'.
-- Anjamon  6/4/2005
I think this is one of the worst names you could give your daughter. It sounds awful and is spelled so odd.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2005
Well how rude! Phoebe is a good name, and I happen to know a lot of good people called Phoebe, so don't you go around slagging it!
-- bubblybabe518  7/4/2005
This is my many times Great Grandmother's name. I think it's pretty and the way it's spelled is very unique. This name has been used quite a few times on my father's side of the family. :)
-- Tbird  8/2/2005
This name is fantastic, it's my favourite girl's name. I think your name should give an overall picture of who you are. Phoebe is such a friendly, bright, and happy name that anyone named Phoebe should feel truly blessed!
-- natalie11181  8/3/2005
My name is Phoebe, and I would just like to give my two cents about parents naming their daughters Phoebe. When I was younger, I was the ONLY Phoebe. It seemed like an odd name and people mispronounced it (FEE-OH-BEE! Wrong!). I HATED my name. As I've grown up and matured, I adore it! I like being an individual. It's an unusual name, but pretty at the same time. I love my name and would much rather be Phoebe than Samantha, Ashley or Jessica any day!
-- pheebly  8/14/2005
My name is Phoebe also. I have met maybe 1 other with this name in 34 years and we spelled it diffrent. I am Phoebe. Now as a young kid I didn't like how people tried to pronounce it, but I am an adult and would never chnage my name. I love it because it is unique. :) As far as I have read about others with this name, it has been all GOOD! Good women. BighHug to all the Phoebes.
-- phoebe70  8/20/2005
Phoebe was also the name of Holden Caulfield's little sister [from the book "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger]. A very nice name. Original but not awkward, once you learn to spell it you can't get enough of it. =)
-- dena  8/27/2005
Phoebe is my name and it is the most beautiful name in the world.
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2005
Phoebe is the most beautiful name in the world. I think that it is the perfect name for me to call my daughter because my mother's birthday is the same date as the name day for Phoebe.
-- pte555  9/9/2005
As another Phebe (spelled without the "o" - my mother said she had dumb relatives who'd pronounce it Phoby) I have to say I've grown to like my name. It has MANY literary references (those above, plus Louisa May Alcott's "Eight Cousins" has a Phebe, as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne's "House of Seven Gables" - I also own the books "The Book of Phoebe" and "Phoebe's Knee", and an original Gibson print named "Phoebe"), has the Greek mythological origins, Shakespeare, and a saint. Wonderful name!

And, when I broke my leg in 5th grade, my friends all called me Pheebles.
-- phebess  9/10/2005
One of my closest friends has been named this name. Her mother spelt it Phoebie. I think it looks really pretty that way, more modern in a way. Ever since I met Phoebie I've loved everything about her, but I've always loved the name Phoebie. If I were to have a little girl I'd surely name her Phoebie.
-- feesmary  9/28/2005
I think it's a beautiful name.
-- GoodbyeBlueSky  12/5/2005
Actress Phoebe Cates is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Hi, my name is Phoebe and I am the only Phoebe I know. :) I never used to like it because people always pronounce it wrong and spell it wrong but now I think it's a beautiful name and I would never change it because it really reflects my personality.
-- Duffergirl99  1/30/2006
I don't think Phoebe is a lovely name. It's unusual but pretty and not overly used. Vernon Kay and Tess Daly have a daughter called Phoebe. Not sure if that's how they spell it though.
-- Anonymous User  2/5/2006
I really hate this name. It sounds awkward and ugly and not at all pretty.
-- Anonymous User  3/16/2006
I used to love it, now I loathe it.
-- Mithos514  4/8/2006
Well, again, I changed my mind. I guess this is the sort of name that grows on you.
-- Mithos514  4/30/2006
It's ironic that people hate Phoebe for its spelling, yet names like Keightlynne and Michaelah can still be popular.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2006
Phoebe is my favourite girl's name and has been for some time. I think it's so beautiful, but I just hate how popular it is becoming.
-- Free_Spirited_Girly  5/9/2006
My mum was planning on naming me Phoebe if I was a girl. Phoebe is unique and beautiful! I will definitely be using this name in the near future. Its spelling to me makes it great.
-- Anonymous User  5/10/2006
Oh, this is the most darling name! One of the best qualities is that it can fit nearly any personality nicely, and it sounds so pretty!
-- black_lace  5/18/2006
It's my middle name and I love it! I would definitely pass the name on to my daughters!
-- 6diablesse6  7/17/2006
Phoebe is a great name for a girl, very pretty and easy to grow up with.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2006
I think this is a beautiful name. I plan on naming one of my future daughters that name.
-- Sarasponda  8/7/2006
I think that the spelling of 'Phoebe' is what makes it so individual. It used to be my favourite girls' name but I wouldn't name my daughter it because although cute on a young child, I don't think it ages well.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
I like it spelled Phoebe. I used to hate it, but now I think it's quite unique.
-- Fincayra  9/23/2006
Phoebe was on the top 1000 list from the 1880's until the end of the 1950's where its most popular year was 1890's where it ranked 305. It appeared back on the top 1000 list in the 1990's with its most popular year being 2004 where it ranked 407.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Such a beautiful name, it sounds happy and cheerful.
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2006
Phoebe in Friends is given the nickname "Phoebes" or however it would be spelled (fEEbs). I like it! It is very original and uncommon. Sounds kind of whimsical, like a free spirit would have this name.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  12/1/2006
If I have a daughter I'm going to name her Phoenix and let Phoebe be her nickname. For a few reasons:
1. Both names are related to mythology (Greek, Roman, etc.)
2. Both start with "Phoe"
-- IrisRainbow  12/3/2006
I like this name. It sounds spacey. But then again it is. It reminds me of space since Mars has a moon called Phobos. And, well, I used to pronounce Phoebe as "Phoby." And I liked it that way. But I like the right anunciation too.
-- MusicRat  1/15/2007
The real name of Annie Oakley was Phoebe Annie Oakley Mozee.
-- Missy  1/16/2007
Phoebe Philo is the former creative director for the fashion line Chloe.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2007
If I were to use this name I'd probably spell it Febie.
-- Tango  3/1/2007
Phoebe┬┤s pet forms are Phoeb, Pheebs, Phoibe, Phoebina.
-- Karcoolka  4/9/2007
I think this is a name you can grow with. Cute when you're young, and when you're older it doesn't seem babyish.
-- Luangi  4/9/2007
Phoebe is also one of Saturn's moons, and a type of bird. The name always makes me think of a bird. It's a pretty name for a girl.
-- visitor27  5/31/2007
Phoebe Bamford, played by Dervla Kirwan, was the lead female character in the popular British 1990s sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart. Phoebe is a 1940's barmaid who becomes the girlfriend and eventually the wife of time traveler, Gary Sparrow.
-- Thunderbird5  8/12/2007
Phoebe Terese is a student from the Magic School Bus series. She's the "new girl."
-- Atarah Derek  8/17/2007
How cute! Ohhh. So Awesome! Love it! AHHHH!
-- applemilk  10/28/2007
This is a beautiful name, but somehow I would like it better if it was spelled otherwise.
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2007
Phoebe Tonkin (born 1989) is an Australian actress best known for playing the role of Cleo Sertori in "H2O: just add water".
-- 6diablesse6  1/23/2008
One of the girls on the cartoon "Hey Arnold!" is named Phoebe.
-- Furienna  1/26/2008
Phoebe is the name of a character from 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter'. I must admit, this book is the reason I fell in love with the name Phoebe. It's soft and delicate but can also be strong and spirited. Phoebe is one of those names that don't just suit one type of person.
-- oosteph  2/17/2008
This is a cute name. I absolutely love it!
-- KamekoIida  3/21/2008
I think this is a very unique and fun name. It reminds me of Phoebe from Friends who is a very loving and sweet person.
-- Golfnut  3/28/2008
If someone can't pronounce a simple name like Phoebe, then it says more about their ignorance than it does about your name. I personally think this is a really great name. It can be cute on a little girl and still sound good to have an an adult.
-- GreekMythology  8/7/2008
Phoebe Winterbottom is a character in Sharon Creech's 1994 novel "Walk Two Moons".
-- lokie4811  9/3/2008
Even though incorrect, it sounds better pronounced FOE-e-bee. Sounds a lot better in Bel-Phoebe pronounced that way, too.
-- Dragon_Clarinet  9/21/2008
Phoebe is a very, very beautiful name, I loved it since I can remember, that's why my 8 month old daughter's name is Phoebe and everyone loves it. I think it's pretty and unique. X
-- Caira  10/31/2008
Like a few other commenters this is also my name. I have to say, whilst I do like it (I especially love the fact that it come from Greek mythology and the associated stories) it took me awhile to grow into it. It's quite old fashioned, despite its surging popularity. I think too that it also carries a certain amount of eccentricity. I don't know how many books I have read that have Phoebe characters in them who are either mad, street walkers or the spinster aunts! Nevertheless, it definitely a name with lots of character.
-- Madame Pomp  3/21/2009
I've always thought this was a beautiful name and I could see myself naming a future daughter Phoebe. It's great because it's not too common, but it's not so unusual that she'd be likely to get teased for it.
-- ash-ash  9/2/2009
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names gives the meaning of the name Phoebe as Shining Bright.

The Hebrew for shining bright is as follows
בהיר נוצץ

Phebe or Phoebe is the feminine form of Phoebus, another name for Apollo.

Phoebus and his winged chariot were a metaphor for the sun - or Helios.
-- Deborah Reyes  1/9/2010
This was the original name for the character later called Lily Munster in the first pilot episode.

I think Lily and Phoebe would be great as twins!
-- SandSea  2/20/2010
I like this name. It has a lot of charm and definitely not overused.
-- Chrila96  10/3/2010
The girl who played Cleo on H2O's real name is Phoebe! I love this name!:)
-- Anonymous User  10/22/2010
I love this name! It is so pretty & unique! I'm only in middle school, but when I'm married & have kids this would be such a pretty name for a little girl! I like it better spelled Phoebe:) It would be hard for people to pronounce, but I like it anyway:)
-- Anonymous User  10/22/2010
I really dislike this name. It sounds too nerdy and unusual, and not in a good name. And I hate how its pronounced. "FEE-bee?" Not very pretty.
-- Dawson  11/13/2010
I love this name. It means "shining bright" and sounds spunky, playful and clever. I've never met a Phoebe, so I think it's pretty unique in my area, but there are Phoebes all over the literary and entertainment worlds (the Bible, Catcher in the Rye, Magic School Bus, Foxtrot, Friends, Charmed, Hey Arnold, etc) and several celebrities named Phoebe (Phoebe Cates and Phoebe Snow come to mind). Phoebe is also the name of a moon, a ring of Saturn and a very cute little species of bird, so with all these namesakes, no one should consider it "weird," just interesting. And no, it's not my name!
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2010
I terribly dislike this name. Although I liked Phoebe from the show 'Friends', the annoying Alyssa Milano played a Phoebe in 'Charmed', a show I despise and an actress that is better known for her body than acting ability.
-- Book_Reader22  2/9/2011
This name is cute and sweet, but it sounds kind of nasal or as if it could get annoying after saying it repeatedly. I don't understand any hate over the spelling--I like the uniqueness and blatantly obvious Greek-ness. (I really love many Greek spellings that may seem unusual, like Persephone, Daphne, etc.)
-- DaphneSusan  2/9/2011
An unfortunate bearer is Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after months of being bullied on January 14, 2010.
-- CanadianChibi  5/22/2011
I love the name Phoebe! It's quirky, elegant, and beautiful! I have it on my list as Phoebe Olivia. It's one of those names that more than likely won't go out of style.
-- LittleSamGirl  8/29/2011
I like the name though I don't know if it would be one of my top choices. I was really surprised at how much positive feedback this name has. I didn't think that it was a well liked name. I'm glad it is. I think this name deserves a comeback.
-- GibsonGirl  8/29/2011
Offbeat, quirky, yet classic. Cute for a child. Sophisticated on a grown-up. Fabulous meaning.
-- Anonymous User  9/24/2011
Phoebe Sylvia Rachel is the daughter of American actor Jim True-Frost and his wife, Cora. Phoebe has a big brother named Leo.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2012
Sounds exotic, but pretty too.
-- Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
Phoebe Belle Cates is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2012
This is my name and I love it! I used to rather my middle name which is Amelia but have grown to love Phoebe. The fact that it is of Greek origin has also contributed to my love of it as at the moment I am into Greek things :)
-- PhoebeMelie  4/9/2012
My name is Phoebe and I just LOVE it! It is a really unique name and is spelled weirdly but that's what I love!
-- Pheebles12  5/13/2012
Phoebe Pearl Bonin (b. 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is the daughter of American writer Jennifer Weiner and her husband Adam Bonin.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2012
Phoebe Sylvia Rachel True-Frost (b. 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts) is the daughter of American actor Jim True-Frost and his wife, Cora.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2012
Phoebe Adele Gates (b. 2002 in Bellevue, Washington) is the daughter of American billionaire businessman Bill Gates and American businesswoman Melinda Gates.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2012
You can add the Italian form of the name is "Febe" and it's spelled FE-BE. [noted -ed]
-- Emu-chan  7/6/2012
When I first came onto this site, I HATED the name Phoebe, but when you read the comments, and how it is:

Greek,
A moon,
Another moon,
A Godess,
Another Godess,
Latin,
And a beautiful spelling, so unique, and a beautiful way of saying it. I now LOVE it. Phoebe is the right way to spell it. Pheobe is completely wrong, that says feeobee. How silly! Phoebe is a beautiful name, be proud of it.

[there are many more things that Phoebe is involved with]
-- Dizzy Mouse Rascal  9/1/2012
One of my favorite names of all time,
I first heard it on the bold and the beautiful
And when I heard it I was immedeatly enchanted by the name.
And the girl Phoebe was such a wonderful character,
Ill hope I have daughter so I can give her this name.
-- StarlessNight  9/23/2012
I like the unexpected spelling, and it sounds both homey and exotic, antique and futuristic. I think it' s a really cool name and I love it!
-- Ruta Graveolens  12/14/2012
My name is Phoebe and I have never had any problems with it. In fact every time I tell someone my name they always tell me how beautiful and lovely it is :) which makes me feel good. Sometimes people spell it Pheobe but I just correct them and they say oh yes sorry that is the correct way to spell it and then they spell it right after that, so it's not a big deal. My family, friends and my boyfriend sometimes call me Pheebs which I like also. I do really love my name and if you name your kid it, she will love it also :) x.
-- MissPhoebe  1/11/2013
In J.D. Salinger's famous novel "The Catcher In the Rye," the protagonist Holden Caulfield's sister is called Phoebe.
-- Bridget Theresa  2/15/2013
This is kind of a cool name. I guess the more you say it the more ridiculous it sounds, but if you don't say it a bunch of times in a row it's fine. As long as its popularity doesn't suddenly skyrocket, it's a pretty classic name.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2013
My name is Phoebe. It's a unique name. Lots of people hate it for the way it's spelled or how it sounds. To those people Grow Up and don't be rude! I love it, it's meaning explains me. It's gonna be around for a while so get used to it. Also it comes with tons of nicknames I have about 13! It truly is a lovely name.
-- Perf2002  1/9/2014
My name is Phoebe and I think it's more original than other names, I don't know many people called Phoebe, and, I think it's an awesome name and it has an awesome meaning to go with it.
-- mynameisphoebe  4/17/2014
I can't help but think of a stuffy old lady. Phoebe Wallingford from "All my children" or the quirky air head from "Friends" But it was also a hottie from the 80's, Phoebe Cates.
-- Anonymous User  4/21/2014
I know someone who was named Phoebe. She was very annoyed at how people spelled her name wrong (febee) or pronounced it wrong (fo-ee-bee) all the time. But as she grew older, she began to see the uniqueness of the name. She wants to find other names that could fit any ages like her name can.
-- Anonymous User  5/28/2014

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