Phoebe (given name)

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Phoebe or Phebe is a female given name (Ancient Greek: Φοίβη), feminine form of the male name Phoebus, meaning "bright and shining" deriving from Greek 'Phoebus' (Φοίβος).

In Greek mythology Phoibe was a Titan associated with the moon. This was also an epithet of her granddaughter Artemis. A moon of Saturn bears this name in honour of the Titan. This name also appears in the Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament, where it belongs to a female minister in the church at Kechries.

List of people with the given name Phoebe[edit]

Religion and mythology[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

In books[edit]

  • Phebe, a shepherdess in Shakespeare's As You Like It
  • Phoebe Somerville Calebow, the protagonist of Susan Elizabeth Phillips' It Had to Be You and main character in the Chicago Stars series
  • Phoebe Caulfield, the little sister of Holden Caulfield in the book Catcher in the Rye
  • Phoebe Henry, a child born with down syndrome in The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • Phoebe Meryll, the daughter of Sergeant Meryll in the comic opera The Yeomen of the Guard by Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Phoebe Pyncheon, a young vivacious female country cousin in The House of the Seven Gables
  • Phoebe Winterbottom, the best friend of Salmanca Tree Hiddle in Walk Two Moons
  • Phoebe, a demigod briefly described in The Titan's Curse, the third novel in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians
  • Phoebe, a Sister of the Light in The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
  • Phoebe, the 16-year-old pregnant girl and main character of Phoebe by Patricia Dizenzo
  • Phoebe, a word used in Jacek Dukaj's science fiction novel Perfekcyjna niedoskonałość derived from the acronym of "post-human being"
  • Phoebe, the name of the only city on mars, in the novel The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

In television and film[edit]

  • Phoebe, a character from the "'Monster Clubhouse'" segment of Sesame Street
  • Phoebe, one of the three Weird Sisters in the television series Gargoyles, said to represent Grace
  • Phoebe, a character from Scrotal Recall
  • Phoebe, a character in the animated television series Kid vs. Kat
  • Phoebe Aldridge, a character in the British radio soap opera The Archers
  • Phoebe Banks, a fictional character of Disney's Enchanted
  • Phoebe Buffay, a main character in the sitcom Friends, portrayed by Lisa Kudrow
  • Phoebe Dinsmore, a character (diction coach) in the movie Singin' in the Rain
  • Phoebe Farragut, a character in the animated television series James Bond Jr.
  • Phoebe Figalilly, the mystical governess and nanny in the television series Nanny and the Professor
  • Phoebe Forrester, daughter of Ridge and Taylor, in the television series the Bold and the Beautiful
  • Phoebe Gottlieb (née Bright), a teenage character from the soap opera Neighbours
  • Phoebe Halliwell, a witch, one of the Power of Three, on the television drama series Charmed, portrayed by Alyssa Milano
  • Phoebe Heyerdahl, one of the main characters of the television series Hey Arnold!
  • Phoebe Lichten, the main character of the film Phoebe in Wonderland
  • Phoebe North, one of the characters of the remake of Yours, Mine and Ours
  • Phoebe O'Hara, a fictional FBI agent in Kindergarten Cop, portrayed by Pamela Reed
  • Phoebe Snow (character), a woman who served as the main character of a turn-of-the-century ad campaign for the Lackawanna Railroad in Pennsylvania
  • Phoebe Sparrow, née Bamford, Gary Sparrow's girlfriend and later wife in Goodnight Sweetheart
  • Phoebe Terese, one of the girls in Ms. Frizzle's class on the television series The Magic School Bus
  • Phoebe Thunderman, one of the title characters of Nickelodeon's comedy series The Thundermans
  • Phoebe, main character in American Ultra, portrayed by Kristen Stewart

In games[edit]


  • The Groovy Girls doll line, by Manhattan Toy, features a doll named Phoebe.
  • Phoebe, a Bratz character

See also[edit]