Phebe

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Phebe

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Phebe means "Pure, Shining" and is of Greek origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Phe"be
See Phœbe.
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name. Alternative spelling of Phoebe

Phebe was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Phebe

Phebe Novakovic is a chairman, ceo of general dynamics, general dynamics, and ceo ofgeneral dynamics.

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She left this life in 1805.

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Phebe Hemphill is a sculptor. Phebe was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Phebe Sudlow was an educator. Phebe was born on July 11th, 1831 in Poughkeepsie, New York. She breathed her last breath on June 8th, 1922.

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Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford was a minister and writer. Phebe was given the name Phebe Ann Coffin on May 6th, 1829 in Siasconset, Massachusetts. Phebe is also known as Phebe Ann Hanaford. She left this life on June 2nd, 1921.

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How popular is the baby name Phebe in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 15 0
1881 20 20 0
1882 25 25 0
1883 13 13 0
1884 10 10 0
1885 32 32 0
1886 19 19 0
1887 20 20 0
1888 17 17 0
1889 30 30 0
1890 20 20 0
1891 24 24 0
1892 22 22 0
1893 21 21 0
1894 8 8 0
1895 22 22 0
1896 19 19 0
1897 18 18 0
1898 15 15 0
1899 12 12 0
1900 22 22 0
1901 13 13 0
1902 15 15 0
1903 11 11 0
1904 13 13 0
1905 10 10 0
1906 10 10 0
1907 15 15 0
1908 10 10 0
1909 8 8 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 18 18 0
1912 19 19 0
1913 22 22 0
1914 25 25 0
1915 23 23 0
1916 30 30 0
1917 35 35 0
1918 34 34 0
1919 28 28 0
1920 27 27 0
1921 33 33 0
1922 18 18 0
1923 23 23 0
1924 33 33 0
1925 30 30 0
1926 15 15 0
1927 23 23 0
1928 22 22 0
1929 14 14 0
1930 27 27 0
1931 20 20 0
1932 21 21 0
1933 22 22 0
1934 17 17 0
1935 19 19 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 13 13 0
1938 18 18 0
1939 16 16 0
1940 14 14 0
1941 22 22 0
1942 16 16 0
1943 24 24 0
1944 28 28 0
1945 13 13 0
1946 15 15 0
1947 21 21 0
1948 19 19 0
1949 17 17 0
1950 13 13 0
1951 13 13 0
1952 13 13 0
1953 13 13 0
1954 18 18 0
1955 13 13 0
1956 8 8 0
1957 15 15 0
1958 12 12 0
1959 14 14 0
1960 13 13 0
1961 22 22 0
1962 11 11 0
1963 13 13 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 12 12 0
1966 15 15 0
1967 11 11 0
1968 18 18 0
1969 26 26 0
1970 21 21 0
1971 11 11 0
1972 12 12 0
1973 20 20 0
1974 23 23 0
1975 16 16 0
1976 16 16 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 20 20 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 16 16 0
1981 14 14 0
1982 19 19 0
1983 11 11 0
1984 10 10 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 17 17 0
1987 14 14 0
1988 13 13 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 15 15 0
1991 15 15 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 11 11 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 16 16 0
1996 23 23 0
1997 21 21 0
1998 21 21 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 22 22 0
2001 22 22 0
2002 29 29 0
2003 34 34 0
2004 38 38 0
2005 41 41 0
2006 36 36 0
2007 27 27 0
2008 33 33 0
2009 41 41 0
2010 35 35 0
2011 45 45 0
2012 33 33 0
2013 37 37 0
2014 37 37 0
2015 29 29 0
2016 32 32 0
2017 28 28 0

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Popularity of Phebe as a first name

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Common last names for Phebe

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Fun Facts about the name Phebe

  • How Popular is the name Phebe? Phebe is the 5,556th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Phebe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,724 babies born with the first name Phebe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phebe to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phebe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Phebe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phebe is Tuesday, September 22nd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Phebe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phebe was in 2011 with a total of 45 babies.
  • Random Phebe Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Phebe is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Phebe: Your name in reverse order is Ebehp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebhpe. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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