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Sibyl is a Greek baby girl’s name that means “seer, oracle, prophetess”. Sibyl was a popular given name in the early 20th-century but hasn’t been in the top 1000 names since 1929. Sibyl was the term for a type of female prophet in ancient Greece and Rome.

Meaning of the name Sibyl:

Greek: seer, oracle, prophetess

Origin of the name Sibyl:

Sibyl is a baby girl’s name of Greek origin that means “seer, oracle, prophetess”. The sibyls were a group of female prophets that operated in various holy sites across the ancient world.

Symbolism of the name Sibyl:

The sibyl were revered prophetesses of ancient Greece and Rome. They were viewed as fonts of holy knowledge given to them by the gods.

Style of the name Sibyl:


Gender of the name Sibyl:

Sibyl is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Sibyl:


Number of syllables in the name Sibyl:


Emotion evoked from the name Sibyl:

Sibyl evokes feelings of wisdom and respect.

Alternative spellings for the name Sibyl:

Nicknames for the name Sibyl:

  • Sib
  • Sibby
  • Byl
  • Byla
  • Byllie

Popularity of the name Sibyl:

According to the Social Security Administration, Sibyl is a popular baby girl’s name. Sibyl was in the top 1000 baby names list from 1900 to 1929. It peaked at #376 in 1919.

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Famous people with the name Sibyl:

  • Sibyl Ludington (American revolutionary)
  • Sibyl Sanderson (American operatic soprano)
  • Sibyl Buck (American musician and model)
  • Sibyl Lady Colefax (English interior decorator and socialite)
  • Sibyl Moholy Nagy (German art historian and author)

Sibyl in popular culture:

  • Sibyl Vane (literature, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde)
  • The Temple of the Sibyl (culture, Poland’s first museum)
  • Sibyl (literature, “Sibyl” by Benjamin Disraeli)
  • Sibyl (television, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
  • Lady Sybil Cora Crawley (television, “Downton Abbey”)
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