Phoebe

Phoebe - A very unique female name



  Jul 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Phoebe, meaning radiant, shining one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #536. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Phoebe and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Phoebe? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Phoebe. The baby girl name Phoebe was given to 1,017 baby girls in 2012, ranking #305 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,390 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Phoebe peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 305.



Famous with this name

Phoebe Tonkin
Phoebe Cates
Phoebe Schmidt


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Rating: 5/5 (8 people)


Phoebe is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Phoebe is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #141 - and is the least popular in Arizona at position #483.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Phoebe is where you live.


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Phoebe origin and meaning

Phoebe is a 6 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means radiant, shining one. To see famous people named Phoebe, pop culture references for the name Phoebe and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Phoebe

We've found the following names that sound similar to Phoebe, sorted by popularity.

Pa / Pia / Poppy / Phebe / Pippa / Pahoua / Phoua / Pheobe / Paw / Pheba /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012305
2011310
2010310
2009321
2008343
2007338
2006362
2005422
2004400
2003442
2002440
2001391
2000442
1999494
1998607
1997567
1996562
1995581
1994845
1993931
19921006
1991907
1990920
19891016
19881250
19871355
19861144
19851243
19841400
19831498
19821621
19811522
19801718
19791386
19781266
1977999
19761375
19751125
19741441
19731142
19721318
19711191
19701236
19691185
19681310
1967918
1966996
19651338
19641141
19631171
19621232
19611142
19601092
1959960
19581093
19571096
19561020
1955996
1954966
19531105
19521029
19511005
1950990
19491041
1948871
1947860
1946782
1945785
1944840
1943732
1942732
1941591
1940603
1939615
1938629
1937666
1936588
1935607
1934664
1933546
1932641
1931613
1930612
1929597
1928534
1927610
1926610
1925556
1924532
1923560
1922578
1921551
1920517
1919539
1918492
1917466
1916487
1915482
1914441
1913518
1912574
1911493
1910536

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine141
Connecticut154
Massachusetts188
Washington190
Idaho191
Rhode Island194
District of Columbia195
Nebraska198
Oregon220
Arkansas221
Missouri228
New York229
New Hampshire232
Utah234
Ohio242
Oklahoma248
South Carolina265
Indiana266
Colorado267
California278
Virginia278
Tennessee303
Kentucky330
Georgia330
New Jersey338
Wisconsin340
North Carolina341
Iowa345
Kansas347
Nevada363
Maryland363
Pennsylvania387
Minnesota396
Alabama451
Michigan460
Florida460
Texas469
Illinois479
Louisiana479
Arizona483

Even more about Phoebe


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Phoebe a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Phoebe?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Phoebe
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,390
Letter count 6
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,017

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