Ancient Greek Φοίβη 'pure, bright, shining, radiant'.
The name of many Greek mythological characters and a 1st C saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Feben.
The name was only rarely used before the 16th C.
- Middle French
- ● 1566 Phèbe RegPCC-1 p. 268,
Phœbe ibid. p. 201;
1568 Phèbe ibid. p. 396
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Phoebe". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Phoebe.