Niobe name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Niobe

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  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Niobe means "Gift of the Goddess".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ni"o*be
The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Her pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them all. Niobe herself was changed by the gods into stone.

Etymology: L. Nioba Niobe, Gr. �

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) the daughter of Tantalus whose boasting about her children provoked Apollo and Artemis to slay them all; Niobe was turned to stone while bewailing her loss

Ancient Greek Νιόβη (Nióbē).

  1. (Greek Mythology) A daughter of Tantalus, said to have turned into stone while weeping for her children.
  2. (astronomy) 71 Niobe, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name
  4. A crying woman; a woman who is bereaved or inconsolable. [from 16th c.]

Niobe was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Latin

Notable Persons Named Niobe

Notable Persons Named Niobe


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Notable Persons With the Last Name Niobe

Notable Persons With the Last Name Niobe


Niobe is a fictional character.


Fun Facts about the name Niobe

  • How Popular is the name Niobe? Niobe is the 29,941st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Niobe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 170 babies born with the first name Niobe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Niobe to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Niobe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies.
  • When was Niobe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Niobe is Friday, December 14th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Niobe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niobe was in 2004 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Niobe Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Niobe is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Niobe: The name spelled backwards is Eboin. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Bieon. How do you pronounce that?
  • Niobe name meaning

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