I appreciate this name because of Sybil from Downton Abbey. It has a nice ring to it.
MSW  1/20/2020
Sybil Ludington. The teenage female Paul Revere.
Born: April 5, 1761, Ludingtonville, NY
Died: February 26, 1839, Catskill, NY.
LadySherLoki  7/22/2018
Despite actually being a "variant," Sybil seems to be more common than the original Sibyl, though neither are hugely popular.

Personally, despite this spelling being more common, it confuses me. Seeing the "sy" makes me want to pronounce it like "sigh," with a long-Y (e.g. Cyrus, Kyla, Tyrone...). I prefer Sibyl, because it me it makes more phonetic sense.

Even so, the name Sibyl / Sybil isn't exactly the "prettiest," but it doesn't necessarily need to be.
erb816  2/9/2017
Sybil Mira is the name of Queen Levana's head thaumaturge in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. She is also the guardian of Crescent Moon Darnel, the title character of the third book in the series.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2017
My family named me after a friend's child named Sybil and she was named after a woman in the small rural community where I grew up. The older woman named Sybil had a child who later became my best friend. Small world, right? Seems pretty much of a coincidence but maybe there are larger things happening on an unconscious level than we think initially. I have enjoyed the other posts. Thank you!
SybilB  9/26/2016
The name Sybil was given to 90 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
"Sybil is often associated with Sybil Isabelle Dorsett, the pseudonym of a young Wisconsin woman so tortured by her mother that she developed one of the most (if not THE most) severe cases of multiple personality disorder on record."

While Sybil Isabelle Dorsett was the name used for the book and film / TV adaptations, her real name was Shirley Ardell Mason. Her real name was revealed at the end of the 2007 film.
erb816  12/2/2015
Sybil Trelawney from the Harry Potter book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Oh, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
helloadele  11/30/2015
To me, this name is kind of difficult to pronounce and seems like an incomplete form of Isabelle. I'm not completely opposed to it, but it is a bit boring.
actingfun  9/15/2015
Sybil sounds adorable but strong, very unique but familiar, sophisticated and youthful. Suitable for surnames with at least 3 vowels. A girl with a bob-cut hairstyle. :)
Purrsian  1/28/2015
Sybil is a quite pleasant and classy name. I like it because it's old-fashioned and not too common.
Alexanna  8/21/2014
My daughter's name is Sybil. It's not an especially pretty name, but it stands out and demands to be heard, and that fits her perfectly.
DaisyGraceBaker  6/14/2014
Lady Sybil Ramkin, later Vimes, from the Discworld City Watch series. She's an excellent character and a great role model.
kvpp88  5/16/2014
Lady Sybil Crawley of "Downton Abbey" is the youngest of Lord and Lady Grantham's three daughters and by far the most progressive and politically-involved. She is actively involved in the women's suffrage movement and becomes a nurse in World War I. She crosses class-boundaries, caring more about the family servants as people than about their status.
She soon finds that her family's Irish chauffeur, Tom Branson, is in love with her; at the end of WWI, she finds that the feeling is mutual and, despite the initial protests of her parents and grandmother, marries Tom. Sadly, she dies soon after the birth of their daughter (named in her honor).

Sybil is one of the most likeable characters on the show and is among my favorites since she's intelligent, independent, kind, and courageous enough to defy convention.
gaelruadh19  1/12/2014
Famous English actress Dame Sybil Thorndike (1882-1976).
Just Jonquil  8/28/2012
Lady Sybil Crawley is a fictional character on the tv show Downton Abbey. She is progressive and political. I like her a lot. I also like this name a lot but I prefer it spelled Sibyl.
Emily Amy  1/11/2012
I love the name Sybil, I think it sounds so whimsical, young and refreshing, and of course this name would suit any age. Yes, this name reminds me of somebody who is playful, and yet, sensible, reserved and intelligent and yet secretive and mysterious at the same time. It's a real shame this name isn't used as much as I definitely think it should be used more often. :)
walesgal92  4/3/2010
A famous bearer of this name was the English witch Sybil Leek (February 22, 1917 - October 26, 1982). She was an English witch, astrologer, psychic, and occult author. She wrote more than sixty books on occult and esoteric subjects. She was dubbed "Britain’s most famous witch" by the BBC. Because she rose to media fame in the 1950s after the repeal of the 1735 Witchcraft Act in 1951, she had an effect upon the formation of neopagan witchcraft, namely the religion of Wicca.

This has not changed my opinion on the name Sybil, I still really love it. :)
walesgal92  4/3/2010
Sybil Ludington was a 16 year old daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington during the American Revolution. While tucking in her 7 younger siblings, she heard that her father's troups needed to be rounded up to stop a surprise British attack. She rode the New York countryside, gathering her father's soilders. She's considered an American hero.
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  8/1/2008
My grandmothr's name was Sybil and I thought a lot of that woman. My daughter is now three and her name is Sybil. I think it is a very strong name but I don't think it could work for anyone. I truly believe that no other name could have fit my child. I get many many compliments anytime I am asked what her name is, so don't read it and think eww, it is a GREAT name. :)
chelletsu  6/24/2008
Sybil is a Welsh princess in My Lady de Burgh by Deborah Simmons, a book I read, I love the personality of the character very much. So I personally love the name and think it would be a great name for a very interesting daughter.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2008
Ha. This is my guinea pig's name. However, I don't think it suits a human well, although I do really like it, mainly because it's old-fashioned.
Surreal  8/15/2007
Sybil Ludington is called the female Paul Revere because she rode to warn people one night during the Revolutionary War.
kelley  3/16/2006
Sybil Fawlty is the husband of Basil/John Cleese in the sitcom "Fawlty Towers".
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Sybil is often associated with Sybil Isabelle Dorsett, the pseudonym of a young Wisconsin woman so tortured by her mother that she developed one of the (if not the most) most severe cases of multiple personality disorder on record. The association is fading a bit--there are plenty of people who've never heard of the woman--but the book and film are both still in print.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  2/28/2005

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