Origin: Greek

Φοιβη (Greek) Phoibe

Meaning: the name has been associated with  Greek phoibos meaning “bright, light, radiant”, phoibaô “to purify” or phoibazô “to give prophesy”.

Variants: Phoibe, Phebe, Phoibe; Phoebus (m)

In Greek mythology, Phoebe was a Titan, goddess of the moon and the consort of her brother Coeus with whom she had two children, Asteria and Leto, the latter of whom would become the mother of Apollo and Artemis. Phoebe was later associated with Artemis, her name used as an epithet for Artemis while Phoebus was used for Apollo.


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