Gender: Female Meaning of Sibyl: "seer, oracle" Origin of Sibyl: Greek

Sibyl Origin and Meaning

The name Sibyl is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "seer, oracle".

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Sibyl

Sibilla, Sibelle, Sabylla, Sybella, Sibyll, Cybilla, Sybelle, Sibell, Libby, Cybill, Sib, Sibbell, Sibel, Sibella, Sybel, Sabilla,

Sibyl's International Variations

Sybilla, Sibylla (Swedish) Sibéal (Irish Gaelic) Cybele, Sibylle, Sybille (French) Sibilia (Slavic)


fearlessfirefly Says:


I prefer this spelling!

ReneeAnne Says:


I love Sibyl. My husband suggested it and it's so sweet and strong.

madmaddie Says:


I like the Sybil spelling better, though I know this is the original.

theodorewilla Says:


Am I the only one who thinks this name sounds like "syllable"?