Phoebe

Female

Meaning

A titan goddess with the gift of prophecy in greek mythology

Origin

Greek

Pronunciation

/ˈfiːbi/

EDITOR'S NOTE

Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Phoebe is a pawsome dog name, and not just because it rhymes with "Frisbee"! This name has a rich history, originating from Greek mythology as the goddess of the moon. So, if your pup has a heavenly glow or a knack for night-time zoomies, it's a perfect fit! Plus, who can forget Phoebe Buffay from Friends? She's quirky, fun, and marches to the beat of her own drum, just like our beloved fur-babies. So, if you're looking for a name that's a blend of celestial charm and sitcom nostalgia, Phoebe is a tail-wagging winner!

Traits associated with the name Phoebe:

Dogs named Phoebe tend to be loving, loyal, affectionate, and good-natured. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Phoebe?

Naming your dog Phoebe suggests that you have a creative and unique sense of style. It also suggests that you have a strong appreciation for classic literature and culture.

Is Phoebe a good dog name?

Phoebe has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Phoebe is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Phoebe is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Phoebe outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Phoebe was, in the past month, the 231st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Phoebe is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Phoebe was viewed 128 times, and liked 6 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Phoebe's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Phoebe is most adored in West Virginia, Missouri and Michigan.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Virginia, District of Columbia and Minnesota.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Phoebe.

Most popular breeds named Phoebe:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. Poodle
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Beagle

Phoebe is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Evokes Friends' quirky character, adding playful charm to any canine companion.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popularized in the 19th century, it's a classic from Greek mythology.

mythical dog names
mythical

Derived from Greek mythology, Phoebe was a Titan associated with the moon.

posh dog names
posh

Derived from Greek mythology, it exudes elegance and high-class sophistication.

greek dog names
greek

Means "bright, pure" in Greek, also a Titan goddess.

biblical dog names
biblical

Phoebe is a woman mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible (Romans 16:1).

celestial dog names
celestial

Moon of Saturn shares this moniker, making it star-studded!

Dog names like Phoebe:

Daphnis and chloe, is an ancient greek novel
The wife of the hero odysseus in greek mythology
Heart, Maiden
Diminutive Form Of Euphemia
Pet form of margaret, meaning pearl
A computer book.
Phoebe dog name meaning

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