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The first name 

Sibyl is a first name for girls.

Sibyl – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Sibyl in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Sibyl in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Sibyl by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Sibyl ranks at #8,056. That means there are 8,055 more common girls names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Sibyl.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Sibyl -
at home in half of America

The odds of living in the same state as someone with the first name Sibyl are about the same as betting on heads or tails in a coin toss. This girl’s name is quite popular, but not equally so throughout the entire USA. You can meet girls and women with the name Sibyl in 22 states – that is about every second of all 50 states in the USA, for example in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida or Georgia. In relation to the number of residents, the most women and girls with the first name Sibyl live in Arkansas – here, one in 8,600 bears this beautiful name. In comparison, if we look at all living women and girls in the whole country, only one in 101,254 will turn around if you call her first name Sibyl.

Sibyl has 5 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a very popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 9.3% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letter A is more common for girls' names.

With five letters, the name Sibyl is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 9.3% of all girls' names start with an S, this initial letter occurs nearly three times as often as all other letters on average. And by the way: Of all the girls' names that start with an S, Susan is the most common.

Other names with 
S, i, b, y and l

If you take all the letters in the name Sibyl – S, i, b, y and l – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Sybil.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Sibyl

If your name is Sibyl and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Sibyl

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Sibyl, you can simply say:






This is how the name Sibyl is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Sibyl in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Sibyl

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Sibyl is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Sibyl

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Sibyl sounds like this: