"shining, brilliant"

Phoebus Origin and Meaning

The name Phoebus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "shining, brilliant".

One of the names of the sun god Apollo, this is better known in its feminine form, Phoebe.

Famous People Named Phoebus

  • Phoebus Aaron Theodore LeveneAmerican biochemist
  • Phoebus James DhrymesCypriot,American economist
  • Cesar Phoebus d'AlbretFrench soldier and courtier

Phoebus in Pop Culture

  • Capt. Phoebus de Chateauperscharacter in Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  • Phoebusartist in Disraeli's Lothair (1870)
  • Phoebus Apolloa divine godhead, main character in "Mr Apollo: A Just Possible Story" (1908) by Ford Madox Ford
  • Phoebus Rainsford Dauntcharacter in 'The Meaning of Night: A Confession' by Michael Cox