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Sibyl

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sibyl

"Sibyl" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Seer". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sib"yl
Senses
  1. [Class. Antiq] A woman supposed to be endowed with a spirit of prophecy.
  2. A female fortune teller; a pythoness; a prophetess."An old highland sibyl." [Sir W. Scott.]

Note: ☞ The number of the sibyls is variously stated by different authors; but the opinion of Varro, that there were ten, is generally adopted. They dwelt in various parts of Persia, Greece, and Italy.

Etymology: L. sibylla, Gr. ����

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  1. (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
  2. A woman who tells fortunes
Wiktionary

Latin Sibylla, from Ancient Greek Σίβυλλα (Síbulla).

  1. A pagan female oracle or prophetess, especially the Cumaean sibyl.

Notable Persons Named Sibyl

Sibyl Hathaway was an office holder. Sibyl was born on January 13th, 1884 in Guernsey. She breathed her last breath on July 14th, 1974.

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Sibyl Buck is an alternative rock musician. She plays Bass guitar and Vocals. Sibyl was born on May 27th, 1972 in Versailles (city).

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Sibyl was born in 1874. She left this life on September 22nd, 1950.

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She holds the title Countess of Hereford and suo jure Lady of Brecknock. Sibyl was born as the child of Bernard de Neufmarché in 1100 in Brecon Castle, Brecon, Wales.

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Sibyl was born on October 29th, 1903 in Dresden. She left this life on January 8th, 1971.

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Sibyl was given the name Sibyl Enid Vera Munro Gibbs on August 18th, 1895 in Petersham, New South Wales, Australia. She died on December 29th, 1961.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 5 0
1881 9 9 0
1882 6 6 0
1886 13 13 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 11 11 0
1889 8 8 0
1890 8 8 0
1891 7 7 0
1892 17 17 0
1893 10 10 0
1894 16 16 0
1895 22 22 0
1896 25 25 0
1897 22 22 0
1898 24 24 0
1899 23 23 0
1900 35 35 0
1901 20 20 0
1902 34 34 0
1903 21 21 0
1904 29 29 0
1905 25 25 0
1906 30 30 0
1907 31 31 0
1908 23 23 0
1909 22 22 0
1910 32 32 0
1911 30 30 0
1912 48 48 0
1913 58 58 0
1914 62 62 0
1915 110 110 0
1916 103 103 0
1917 118 118 0
1918 299 299 0
1919 299 299 0
1920 188 188 0
1921 151 151 0
1922 115 115 0
1923 111 111 0
1924 100 100 0
1925 87 87 0
1926 57 57 0
1927 63 63 0
1928 65 65 0
1929 63 63 0
1930 43 43 0
1931 42 42 0
1932 42 42 0
1933 32 32 0
1934 38 38 0
1935 40 40 0
1936 42 42 0
1937 40 40 0
1938 40 40 0
1939 35 35 0
1940 48 48 0
1941 43 43 0
1942 38 38 0
1943 30 30 0
1944 29 29 0
1945 28 28 0
1946 26 26 0
1947 27 27 0
1948 36 36 0
1949 27 27 0
1950 37 37 0
1951 25 25 0
1952 35 35 0
1953 46 46 0
1954 31 31 0
1955 30 30 0
1956 36 36 0
1957 43 43 0
1958 37 37 0
1959 30 30 0
1960 22 22 0
1961 31 31 0
1962 34 34 0
1963 28 28 0
1964 29 29 0
1965 33 33 0
1966 37 37 0
1967 21 21 0
1968 17 17 0
1969 16 16 0
1970 19 19 0
1971 11 11 0
1972 12 12 0
1973 22 22 0
1974 20 20 0
1975 19 19 0
1976 17 17 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 11 11 0
1979 12 12 0
1980 16 16 0
1981 9 9 0
1982 13 13 0
1983 7 7 0
1984 8 8 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 7 7 0
1988 8 8 0
1989 6 6 0
1992 8 8 0
1994 5 5 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 6 6 0
2006 6 6 0
2013 9 9 0
2014 16 16 0
2015 12 12 0
2016 19 19 0

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Popularity of Sibyl as a first name

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Common last names for Sibyl

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Hall
  • Robinson
  • Carter
  • Clark
  • Adams

Fun Facts about the name Sibyl

  • How Popular is the name Sibyl? Sibyl is the 4,066th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sibyl have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,328 babies born with the first name Sibyl in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sibyl to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sibyl? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sibyl first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sibyl is Tuesday, February 22nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sibyl born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sibyl was in 1918 with a total of 299 babies.
  • Random Sibyl Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sibyl is not a popular baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 19 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Sibyl: Your name in reverse order is Lybis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ylibs. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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