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Sibyl name meaning

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What does the name Sibyl mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sibyl

User Submitted Origins

Greek
57%
English
29%
Arabic
14%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Nevada, U.S. says the name Sibyl means "Prophet, oracle that is sometimes interpreted as a sign of Christianity".
  2. A user from Canada says the name Sibyl is of Greek origin and means "A pagan female oracle or prophetess, especially the Cumaean sibyl".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sib"yl
Senses
  1. [Class. Antiq] A woman supposed to be endowed with a spirit of prophecy.
  2. A female fortune teller; a pythoness; a prophetess."An old highland sibyl." [Sir W. Scott.]

Note: ☞ The number of the sibyls is variously stated by different authors; but the opinion of Varro, that there were ten, is generally adopted. They dwelt in various parts of Persia, Greece, and Italy.

Etymology: L. sibylla, Gr. ����

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
  2. A woman who tells fortunes
Wiktionary

Latin Sibylla, from Ancient Greek Σίβυλλα (Síbulla).

  1. A pagan female oracle or prophetess, especially the Cumaean sibyl.

Notable Persons Named Sibyl

Notable Persons Named Sibyl

Sibyl Hathaway

Sibyl Hathaway was an office holder. Sibyl was born on January 13th, 1884 in Guernsey. She breathed her last breath on July 14th, 1974.

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Sibyl Buck

Sibyl Buck is an alternative rock musician. She plays Bass guitar and Vocals. Sibyl was born on May 27th, 1972 in Versailles (city).

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Sibyl Colefax

Sibyl was born in 1874. She left this life on September 22nd, 1950.

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Sibyl de Neufmarché

She holds the title Countess of Hereford and suo jure Lady of Brecknock. Sibyl was born as the child of Bernard de Neufmarché in 1100 in Brecon Castle, Brecon, Wales.

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Sibyl Moholy-Nagy

Sibyl was born on October 29th, 1903 in Dresden. She left this life on January 8th, 1971.

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Sibyl Enid Vera Munro Morrison

Sibyl was given the name Sibyl Enid Vera Munro Gibbs on August 18th, 1895 in Petersham, New South Wales, Australia. She died on December 29th, 1961.

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  • Sibyl Martha Rock

Fun Facts about the name Sibyl

  • How Popular is the name Sibyl? Sibyl is the 4,232nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sibyl have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,370 babies born with the first name Sibyl in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sibyl to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sibyl? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sibyl first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sibyl is Tuesday, February 22nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sibyl born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sibyl was in 1918 with a total of 299 babies.
  • Random Sibyl Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sibyl is not a popular baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Mississippi have the same name in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Sibyl: The name spelled backwards is Lybis. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yislb. How do you pronounce that?
  • Sibyl name meaning

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