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Phoebe or Phebe is a female given name (Ancient GreekΦοίβη), meaning 'beautiful goddess' deriving from Greek 'phoibos' (φοιβος). A popular Swedish name, Phoebe is also the name of a bird or a woman's name from the Book of Romans.



  • Phoebe (plant), a genus of flowering plants in the Lauraceae family
  • Phoebe (bird), the common name for birds of genus Sayornis in the tyrant flycatcher family
  • Phoebe (moon), a small outer moon of Saturn
  • Phoebe Regio, a plateau in the southern hemisphere of Venus


  • Phoebe (Christian woman), a Corinthian woman mentioned by the Apostle Paul in Romans 16:1 of the early Christian church
  • Phebe, a shepherdess in Shakespeare's As You Like It
  • Phoebe, a word used in Jacek Dukaj's science fiction novel Perfekcyjna niedoskonałość derived from the acronym of "post-human being"
  • Phoebe, the little sister of Holden Caulfield in the book Catcher in the Rye
  • Phoebe Winterbottom, the best friend of Salmanca Tree Hiddle in Walk Two Moons
  • Phoebe, the 16-year-old pregnant girl and main character of Phoebe by Patricia Dizenzo[1]
  • Phoebe Henry, a child born with down syndrome in The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Film, popular culture and television

  • Phoebe Banks, a fictional character of Disney's Enchanted
  • Phoebe Buffay, a main character in the sitcom Friends, portrayed by Lisa Kudrow
  • Phoebe Cates, American actress in movies like Gremlins and Drop Dead Fred
  • Phoebe Dinsmore, a character (diction coach) in the movie Singin' in the Rain
  • Phoebe Figalilly, the mystical governess and nanny in the eponymous titled television series "Nanny and the Professor"
  • Phoebe Forrester, Daughter of Ridge and Taylor, in the television series the Bold and the Beautiful
  • Phoebe Halliwell, a main character 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
  • Detective Phoebe O'Hara, a fictional FBI agent in Kindergarten Cop, portrayed by Pamela Reed
  • Phoebe Somerville Calebow, the protagonist of Susan Elizabeth Phillips' It Had to Be You and main character in the Chicago Stars series
  • Phoebe Terese, one of the girls in Ms. Frizzle's class on the television series The Magic School Bus
  • Phoebe, a character from the "'Monster's Clubhouse'" segment of Sesame Street
  • Phoebe, a character in the British radio soap opera The Archers
  • Phoebe, one of the three Weird Sisters in the television series Gargoyles, said to represent Grace
  • Phoebe, a Bratz character
  • Phoebe Pyncheon, the young vivacious female country cousin who comes to The House of the Seven Gables in Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel of the same title
  • 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





See also

  • Phoebus, another mythological figure


  1. ^ San Francisco Public Library Catalog: Phoebe

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Ancient Greek Φοίβη

Proper noun

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  1. a taxonomic genus, within family Lauraceae - an evergreen tree
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Alternative spellings


Ancient Greek Φοίβη, feminine form of Φοῖβος (Phoebus)"bright".


Proper noun




  1. A female given name.
  2. (Greek mythology): A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She became associated with Artemis, goddess of the moon.
  3. (astronomy): The 14th moon of Saturn.

Related terms


  • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene: II: ii: 44:
    Now hath faire Phoebe with her silver face
    Thrise seene the shadowes of the neather world
  • 1901 American Standard Bible: Romans 16:1:
    I commend unto you Phoebe our sister who is a servant of the church that is at Cenchreae.


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Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Ordo: Laurales
Familia: Lauraceae
Genus: Phoebe
Species: P. bournei - P. faberi - P. hunanensis - P. nanmu - P. sheareri


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The name Phoebe means "bright" or "radiant". Apollo and Diana, the god and goddess of the sun and moon , were also called "Phoebos" and "Phoebe". Many converted Christians retained their names derived from the old gods because the names no longer held religious significance to them. Phoebe was a Diakonos of the Church at Chenchreae, the eastern seaport of the city of Corinth. Corinth was on a narrow isthmus that connected southern Greece (the Peleponessus) with northern Greece and the mainland of Europe. Diakanos is a Greek word that originally meant "someone who is responsible for, attends to, ministers to, or waits on a person or group of persons or a task or area of responsibility." We learn about Phoebe in Rom 16:1f:

"I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea. That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also."

Phoebe is obviously a woman he trusted enough to carry his message to the church at Rome. She was doing important work for the church to receive such a high commendation and is noted as a woman who gave care and comfort to many, including the apostles. We can discern this from the way the instruction was given to the church at Rome. They were commanded to "receive her in the Lord" - in a religious manner and with religious motives. She was to be accorded whatever assistance she required. The expression "as becometh saints" would apply to both the reception the church was to give and the high quality of the reception Phoebe was entitled to receive based on her good work.

It is felt by some scholars that Phoebe was a widow as it would have been most unusual, according to Greek custom, for her to be travelling alone or acting in such an independent manner if she had a living spouse or even if she was not married.

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