User comments for Phoebe (Famous Bearer Only)

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
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
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
Actress Phoebe Cates is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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
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
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
Phoebe Winterbottom is a character in Sharon Creech's 1994 novel "Walk Two Moons".
lokie4811  9/3/2008
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
The girl who played Cleo on H2O's real name is Phoebe! I love this name!:)
― Anonymous User  10/22/2010
An unfortunate bearer is Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after months of being bullied on January 14, 2010.
CanadianChibi  5/22/2011
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
Phoebe Belle Cates is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2012
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
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
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
Phoebe is the name of the Ghost-type Elite Four member in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire (as well as their remakes).
Buneary  11/27/2014
One of the girls on Nickelodeon's 'The Thundermans' is named Phoebe. (Portrayed by Kira Kosarin).
Liananikki67  8/18/2015
In England a famous bearer of this name was Phoebe Hessel nee Smith born 1713-1821 she was born in Stepney in the east end of London to a poor family and at the age of 15 fell in love with a sailor called William Goulding but because he had to go to sea she dressed as a boy and signed up to the Royal Navy to be with her lover. She even fought as a man age 16 and got wounded in the arm at the Battle of Fontenoy in 1726. During her life in the Royal Navy they sailed all around Europe and the Caribbean. Phoebe married William and had 6 or 7 children with him at the navel port in Plymouth England. Sadly William died young and all her children died in infancy. Soon afterwards on their next voyage she revealed her gender to the ship's surgeon's wife in 1745 although this was a serious crime she was not punished. Later moving to Brighton and remarrying a fisherman named Thomas Hessel, she lived in Brighton on the south coast of England by now becoming a fashionable spa resort town. In old age she sold gingerbread and candied fruits outside the Prince Regent's Grand Oriental style pavilion in Brighton and became a local and then a national celebrity. Although still remaining desperately poor, she was given a pension by the later prince in 1808, later King George the fourth and was invited to his coronation in 1820. She died in Brighton at the age of 108 in 1821 her headstone reads Phoebe Hessel born in the reign of Queen Anne in the year of our lord 1713 and died in the reign of King George the fourth 1821. What a strong and remarkable woman she must have been, breaking all the rules all of the time :-)
Goldcrown  2/19/2017
Katharine Hepburn plays Phoebe Throssel in the 1937 comedy "Quality Street."
TarisaKay  3/13/2017
Phoebe Heyerdahl, one of the characters from the 1996 Nickelodeon cartoon "Hey Arnold!", bears this name.
hazed-pastel  3/24/2017

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