Names That Mean Oracle

  1. Phineas
    • Origin:

      English, Egyptian
    • Meaning:

      "the Nubian"
    • Description:

      Phineas is the English variation of Phinehas, a Hebrew name likely derived from the Egyptian name Pa-nehasi. Pa-nehasi, meaning "the Nubian" can also be translated as "the bronze-colored one." The Egyptians distinguished themselves from their Nubian neighbors through differences in skin tone.
  2. Finneas
    • Origin:

      Variation of Phineas, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "oracle"
    • Description:

      Finn variations of Phineas are becoming more popular because they create a more direct line to the nickname Finn, which is an ancient Irish name with its own pedigree. Finneas is the form used by actor and singer Finneas O'Connell, sometimes called simply Finneas and better known as the bandmate, cowriter, and older brother of music sensation Billie Eilish.
  3. Sibyl
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "seer, oracle"
    • Description:

      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.
  4. Sybella
    • Origin:

      Variation of Sybil or Sibyl
    • Meaning:

      "seer, oracle"
    • Description:

      The lovely Sybella is being nudged into the spotlight by two influences: the original Sybil (the most popular spelling) or Sibyl, name of the beauteous youngest sister of television's period megahit Downton Abbey, and Top Ten name Isabella. Biggest downside: There are an awful lot of girls with names that are variations of Bella around these days. But Sybella at least makes a distinctive member of the genre.
  5. Sibley
    • Origin:

      Variation of Sybil, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "seer, oracle"
    • Description:

      Meet my sibling, Sibley. Joking aside, Sibley sounds more possible than ever thanks to its trendy -ley ending and the new stylishness of big sister name Sybil.
  6. Orella
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "announcement from the gods, oracle"
    • Description:

      A pleasantly unfamiliar addition to the ella family of names.
  7. Phinnaeus
    • Origin:

      Variation of Phineas
    • Meaning:

      "oracle"
    • Description:

      Phinnaeus is the antique spelling of the antique name single-handedly revived by Julia Roberts. Finn is the nickname she uses that you might find appealing too.
  8. Pinchas
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "dark-skinned"
    • Description:

      Famous violinist-conductor Pinchas Zuckerman is the most famous modern bearer; the biblical Pinchas was the son of Eleazar and the grandson of Aaron -- both preferable name choices.
  9. Sibil·la
    • Origin:

      Catalan form of Sibyl, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "seer, oracle"
    • Description:

      An alternative, fuller version of Sibyl. The l·l spelling (ela geminada) is the unique Catalan way to write the double L sound (as in "soulless").