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Girl Name: Sibyl

Name: Sibyl
Pronunciation: \s(i)-byl, sib-yl\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: prophetess, oracle
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Sevilla
Sounds Like: Sable, Sabelle, Sabella
Variant forms: Cybele, Cybil, Cybill, Cybilla, Sabilla, Sabylla, Sib, Sibbell, Sibel, Sibell, Sibella, Sibelle, Sibilla, Sibyll, Sibylla, Sybel, Sybella, Sybelle, Sybil, Sybill, Sybilla, Sybille
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1840

Description

Sibyl \s(i)-byl, sib-yl\ as a girl's name is pronounced SIB-el. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Sibyl is "prophetess, oracle". In ancient myth, sibyls interpreted the messages from oracles devoted to various Gods. In Turkish, Sibel means "powerful queen". Actress Cybill Shepherd.

Sibyl has 22 variant forms: Cybele, Cybil, Cybill, Cybilla, Sabilla, Sabylla, Sib, Sibbell, Sibel, Sibell, Sibella, Sibelle, Sibilla, Sibyll, Sibylla, Sybel, Sybella, Sybelle, Sybil, Sybill, Sybilla and Sybille.

For more information, see also the related name Sevilla.

Baby names that sound like Sibyl are Sable, Sabelle and Sabella.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Sibyl.

Popularity

Sibyl is a very popular first name for women (#1840 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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