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Gender: Male Pronunciation: FEE-bus Meaning of Phoebus: "shining, brilliant" Origin of Phoebus: Greek

The name Phoebus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "shining, brilliant". Phoebus and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Phoebus

Phoebus Aaron Theodore Levene, American biochemist
Phoebus James Dhrymes, Cypriot-American economist
Cesar Phoebus d'Albret, French soldier and courtier

Pop Culture References for the name Phoebus

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