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.


Biblical and mythological figures[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 Catcher in the Rye
  • the title character of Phoebe Daring, a mystery novel by L. Frank Baum
  • 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

In film and television[edit]

In games[edit]

  • Phoebe, a character from Square's Final Fantasy Mystic Quest video game
  • Phoebe (Pokémon), a member of the Hoenn Elite Four from Pokémon
  • Phoebe Elizabeth Audelia Hemsworth IV, a character from Gearbox's [Battleborn (video game)|Battleborn]]



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