Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Phoebe f. 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.

France
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 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Phoebe.