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Gender: Female Pronunciation: NI-ah-BEE or nee-O-bee Origin of Niobe: Greek mythology name

The name Niobe is a girl's name of Greek origin. Niobe and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

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The mythological queen whose perpetual weeping for her slain children turned her into a stone has always cast a pall over this name.

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Niobe, from the Matrix movies

Niobe, ancient myth queen of Thebes. Her children were slain by Artemis and Apollo because of her hubris, she was turned into a weeping stone by the twins.

Niobe is the name of the primary character in the third novel of the "Incarnations of Immortality" series written by Piers Anthony.