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Olivia Musembi
By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 15 Views | 🔊 12 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Sangeetha Sivaguru (Senior Content Specialist)

Gender: Female

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Powerful enchantress from...

Pronunciation: SUR-see, /ˈsɜr si/, S AH R S

Popularity Rank: #88,630

On this page:

  • 1. Circe Meaning
  • 2. Circe Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Circe
  • 4. Translations of Circe
  • 5. Circe Name Popularity
  • 6. Circe popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Circe
  • 8. Circe Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Circe

Circe Meaning

In Greek mythology, Circe was a powerful enchantress who turned Odysseus's men into animals in the Odyssey. It is derived from the Greek word 'kirke' meaning 'bird'.

Circe also means "Powerful enchantress from Greek mythology.".

Circe is commonly found in Mexico, United States of America, Italy, and 22 more countries.

Circe Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: SUR-see

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈsɜr si/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: S AH R S

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Circe?

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Translations of Circe

Circe Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Circe is recorded 280 times globally, ranking it as the 88,630th most common name worldwide.

Circe is most prevalent in Mexico, with 70 occurrences, making it the 8,979th most popular name in the country.

In Mexico, the name Circe is found among 1 in every 12869 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Circe Popularity by Country

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Mexico#8,9791 : 12,869
United States of America#28,2671 : 36,182
Italy#27,3741 : 42,233

List of countries the name Circe is rarely found

Circe popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Circe from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Circe

  • Circe Maia is a Poet from Uruguay.
  • Circe Rodríguez
    Circe Rodríguez is a Writer from Guatemala.

Nicknames for Circe

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Circe Name Poster

Circe Name Poster

Names similar to Circe

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