Niobe

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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 95 Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

From the experts:

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 Baby-Names-for-Girls">mythology names for girls.

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Famous People Named Niobe

Niobe Thompson, Canadian male filmmaker and anthropologist

Pop Culture References for the name Niobe

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 of the Voreni, character on TV's "Rome"
Niobe, character in the Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony
Niobe, character in the Matrix movies