Meaning: In Greek mythology, Phoebe was one of the names of the moon goddess. More practically, in both Greek and English Phoebe means “the shining one.” In Latin, Phoebe is used to refer to the “daughter of Leda.”
About This Name: Phoebe Carrari is a famous and accomplished cellist of worldwide renown. There is also actress Phoebe Cates, cartoonist Phoebe Gloeckner and Phoebe Couzins, the first American marshal. On the long-running television show Friends, one of the main characters (the “weird one”) was Phoebe Buffay. Phoebe was also one of the weird sisters on the popular animated series Gargoyles.
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