Niobe Name Meaning & Origin

Niobe

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Of Greek origin with the meaning of "fern."
Pronounced: NYE-oh-bee
In Greek Mythology, Niobe was a boastful queen of Thebes, whose children was slayed by Artemis and Apollo because of her arrogance. She wept continously and in time she turned into a stone from which water constantly streamed.

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Niobe, fictional character played by Jada Pinkett Smith in "The Matrix" film series.
Niobe of the Voreni, fictional character in the series "Rome," played by Indira Varma.
Niobe, character from Piers Anthony's "Incarnations of Immortality" fantasy novel series.

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