Names Like Phoebe & Thisbe

I love this list of names. They’re full of beauty and whimsy with a touch of mystery. It’s feminine names that end with the “ee” sound but only written with one e.

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Thisbe
pronounced thiz-bee
means lover, or of the many doves
Greek
She’s absolutely darling.

Phoebe
pronounced fee-bee
means radiant, shining one
is also the name of a bird
Greek, Biblical
Phoebe is a personal favorite of mine. Or I guess you could say, a Friend. Either way.

Ariadne
pronounced air-ee-ad-nee
means most holy
Greek
I don’t love the origin, but I love the sound.

Calliope
pronounced cuh-lie-uh-pee
means beautiful voice
Greek
The original spelling is actually Kalliope, but somehow Calliope feels less Kardashian and more true. It’s beautiful and rhythmic, and fittingly, poetic.

Xanthe
pronounced zan-thee
means golden, yellow
Greek
It’s one of the few X names that doesn’t feel made up. It’s feminine and beautiful.

Penelope
pronounced puh-nell-uh-pee
means weaver
Greek
I love the name Penelope. It’s cute while at the same time, serious. I love the nickname potentials for this as well: Penny, Nell, Nelly/Nellie, and Pippa. #allthehearts

Daphne
pronounced daf-nee
means bay tree, or laurel tree
Greek
It feels dated but at the same time it doesn’t. This perplexes me.

Semele
pronounced sem-uh-lee
means mother earth
Greek
It’s like Emily with an S.

Circe
pronounced sir-see
means bird
Greek
I love that you could use the nicknames Cece or Sissy for this one.

Persephone
pronounced per-sef-uh-nee
means to murder, to destroy
Pre-Greek
My least favorite name, to be honest. I don’t like the meaning, and I don’t like the story behind it either.

Ione
pronounced eye-oh-nee & ee-oh-nee
means violet flower, or violet colored stone in Greek
means from the king’s island in Celtic
I always, without fail, think this is a Scottish name. It takes me looking it up to remember. *covers face

And what is the second tie that binds these names (besides the -e ending)? Quick guess.

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