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Gender: F Meaning of Sibyl: "seer, oracle" Origin of Sibyl: Greek

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The original but less common spelling of the ancient mythological name, now used mostly for fictional witches. But the rise of the lovely Lady Sybil Crawley on television's Downton Abbey and the fall of the multiple personality Sybil, a self-confessed fake, may give Sibyl and Sybil more credibility as a name.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Sibyl

Sibyl Vane, Dorian's love interest in The Picture of Dorian Gray
Though nonbiblical, this was accepted in the Christian tradition as the name of a woman apparently possessing semidivine powers of prophecy, and Sibyl became a common name for women in England during the Middle Ages
Sibyl Trelawny, half-mad Divination teacher in the 'Harry Potter' series
The Temple of the Sibyl, Poland's first museum (est. 1801); contained objects "pertaining to the glories and miseries of human life"

Lady Sibyl Crawley, of "Downton Abbey"

Cybil, Cybill, Cybilla, Libby, Sabilla, Sabylla, Sib, Sibbell, Sibel, Sibell, Sibella, Sibelle, Sibilla, Sibyll, Sybel, Sybella, Sybelle, Sybill

Sibyl's International Variations

Cybele, Sibylle, Sybille (French) Sibéal (Irish Gaelic) Sibilia (Slavic) Sybilla, Sibylla (Swedish)