Niobe Origin and Meaning
The name Niobe is a girl's name of Greek origin.
The mythological queen whose perpetual weeping for her slain children turned her into a stone has always cast a pall over this name. Still, when other names with less-than-savory associations -- Delilah, Ophelia, Persephone -- are becoming popular, parents might want to consider this one of the more unusual mythology names for girls.
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Niobe in Pop Culture
- Niobeancient 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 of the Vorenicharacter on TV's "Rome"
- Niobecharacter in the Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony
- Niobecharacter in the Matrix movies