Origin of the name PHOEBE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name PHOEBE.
PHOEBE.Biblical. Also spelled Phebe.
The feminine form of Latin Phoebus
(q.v.), meaning "the light of life" or "pure
radiance." Greek Phoibe. Usage: America, Canada,
Phoebe Knapp (d. 1908), as
an American composer and organist. Phoebe Nicholls, an English actress. Phoebe Anna
Traquair (d. 1936), was an Irish artist. (Wiki)
In the New
Testament, a woman who had
been a "servant" or "deaconess" of the Church at
Cenchrea, the eastern port of Corinth, but removed temporarily or
permanently to Rome. The Apostle Paul warmly commended her to the
care and attention of the Christians there (Rom. xvi. 1, 2). (The
Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894).