fee-bee Bright, shining.


Phoebe is a female given name and is of Greek origin. It means bright, shining. Pronounced as fee-bee, the name is currently in the top 10 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 250 of U.S birth chart of the year 2023.

According to Greek mythology, Phoebe was a Titan linked with the power of prophecy and moon. Phoebe was also an epithet of Artemis, goddess of the moon. The name got a lift of popularity by "Phoebe Buffay" in the sitcom "Friends". Bill Gates named his youngest child Phoebe Adele, who was born in 2002.

Here are some potential nicknames for Phoebe: Bee, Phee, Pheeb, Pheebs. See below for more.




Phoebe is a girl's name.

Common Nicknames

Bee, Fee, Fifi, Phee, Pheeb, Pheebs


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The rank of Phoebe in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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