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Sybil

First Name
19k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Sybil mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sybil

"Sybil" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Prophetess". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, the most popular spelling variant of Sibyl since the 19th century.
  2. prophetess; hag.

Notable Persons Named Sybil

Sybil Danning is an actress, model, and producer. She has been prominent since 1968. Sybil was given the name Sybille Johanna Danninger on May 24th, 1952 in Wels. Sybil is also known as Cybil Danning and Sybil Danning Lasse.

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Sybil Ludington was a leading somebody. Sybil was born on April 5th, 1761 in Kent, New York, U.S. She died on February 26th, 1839.

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Sybil Christopher was an actress, theatre director, and nightclub owner. She was most active from 1946 to 2012. Sybil was given the name Sybil Williams on March 27th, 1929 in Tylorstown, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She died on March 7th, 2013.

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Sybil Darling is a Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. Sybil was born in London.

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Sybil is a singer and singing. Sybil was given the name Sybil Lynch on June 2nd, 1965 in Paterson, New Jersey, US.

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Sybil Evers was a famous somebody. Sybil was born on June 19th, 1904. She left this life on June 24th, 1963.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sybil

Sybil is a singer and singing. Sybil was given the name Sybil Lynch on June 2nd, 1965 in Paterson, New Jersey, US.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 6 6 0
1882 11 11 0
1883 5 5 0
1884 7 7 0
1885 10 10 0
1886 9 9 0
1887 9 9 0
1888 16 16 0
1889 14 14 0
1890 10 10 0
1891 25 25 0
1892 18 18 0
1893 18 18 0
1894 22 22 0
1895 29 29 0
1896 31 31 0
1897 37 37 0
1898 39 39 0
1899 51 51 0
1900 64 64 0
1901 52 52 0
1902 56 56 0
1903 54 54 0
1904 58 58 0
1905 60 60 0
1906 84 84 0
1907 55 55 0
1908 76 76 0
1909 81 81 0
1910 106 106 0
1911 96 96 0
1912 117 117 0
1913 165 165 0
1914 206 206 0
1915 269 269 0
1916 287 287 0
1917 288 288 0
1918 460 460 0
1919 515 515 0
1920 483 483 0
1921 541 541 0
1922 463 463 0
1923 455 455 0
1924 485 480 5
1925 440 440 0
1926 381 381 0
1927 436 436 0
1928 419 419 0
1929 338 338 0
1930 318 318 0
1931 275 275 0
1932 268 268 0
1933 286 286 0
1934 270 270 0
1935 287 287 0
1936 370 370 0
1937 322 322 0
1938 357 357 0
1939 366 366 0
1940 368 368 0
1941 304 304 0
1942 293 293 0
1943 287 287 0
1944 256 256 0
1945 241 241 0
1946 277 277 0
1947 249 249 0
1948 220 220 0
1949 214 214 0
1950 208 208 0
1951 224 224 0
1952 215 215 0
1953 203 203 0
1954 194 194 0
1955 178 178 0
1956 167 167 0
1957 169 169 0
1958 182 182 0
1959 146 146 0
1960 165 165 0
1961 129 129 0
1962 181 181 0
1963 211 211 0
1964 142 142 0
1965 153 153 0
1966 144 144 0
1967 103 103 0
1968 89 89 0
1969 79 79 0
1970 76 76 0
1971 83 83 0
1972 88 88 0
1973 103 103 0
1974 117 117 0
1975 119 119 0
1976 105 105 0
1977 89 89 0
1978 61 61 0
1979 91 91 0
1980 93 93 0
1981 70 70 0
1982 47 47 0
1983 33 33 0
1984 39 39 0
1985 32 32 0
1986 53 53 0
1987 40 40 0
1988 32 32 0
1989 32 32 0
1990 33 33 0
1991 26 26 0
1992 29 29 0
1993 18 18 0
1994 24 24 0
1995 20 20 0
1996 11 11 0
1997 15 15 0
1998 13 13 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 16 16 0
2001 18 18 0
2002 8 8 0
2003 9 9 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 20 20 0
2006 19 19 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 18 18 0
2009 12 12 0
2010 12 12 0
2011 13 13 0
2012 16 16 0
2013 67 67 0
2014 86 86 0
2015 90 90 0
2016 105 105 0

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Popularity of Sybil as a first name

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Popularity of Sybil as a last name

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Common last names for Sybil

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Baker
  • White
  • Clark
  • Allen

Fun Facts about the name Sybil

  • How Popular is the name Sybil? Sybil is the 1,695th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sybil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,207 babies born with the first name Sybil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sybil to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sybil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sybil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sybil is Friday, January 29th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Sybil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sybil was in 1921 with a total of 541 babies.
  • Random Sybil Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sybil is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 16 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Sybil: Your name in reverse order is Libys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yblis. 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.