Greek mythological name, meaning unknown

Thisbe Origin and Meaning

The name Thisbe is girl's name of Greek origin.
Thisbe, the name of a beautiful but tragic lover in mythology, is lively and cute -- in a slightly thistly, prickly way. Ovid retold the story of Thisbe and Pyramus, young lovers in ancient Babylon kept apart by family rivalry, which was the inspiration for Romeo and Juliet. A modern bearer of the name is writer Thisbe Nissen.

In Sarah Dessen's novel Along for the Ride, the baby daughter is named Thisby, nn Isby.

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Famous People Named Thisbe

  • Thisbe Nissenauthor
  • Thisbe VosDutch,born jazz singer

Thisbe in Pop Culture

  • Thisbe Caroline "Isby" WestAuden's little half,sister in 'Along for the Ride' (2009) by Sarah Dessen
  • Aunt Thisbea black cook and housekeeper in "The Fire and the Hearth," the second of seven stories in 'Go Down, Moses' (1942) by William Faulkner
  • A genus of butterflycomprised of 7 species (the most widespread of which is Thisbe irenea)
  • According to PausaniasThisbe was a Boeotian city named after a nymph.
  • Tisbe (the Italian version) is the name given to one of the mean/ugly stepsisters in La Cenerentola (Cinderella)an opera by Rossini.
  • Thisbe Triskelioncharacter in Cruel Beauty
  • "Pyramus and Thisbe" the inspiration for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and the play that the Mechanicals in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" put on for Theseus.