What does Phineas mean?
Phineas /phi-neas/ as a boys' name. Possibly from the Hebrew name Pinchas, meaning "oracle". The literal meaning of the source form is "serpent's mouth", and indicates a type of oracle. The name may also derive from an ancient Egyptian name, Panhsj, meaning "the Nubian". Showman Phineas T. Barnum; violinist Pinchas Zuckerman.
(male) Paneas, Parneas, ..
(female) Phinah, Phine, ..
How popular is Phineas?
Phineas is an unusual first name for males. Phineas is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Phineas for boys. Phineas reached its peak rank of #1248 in the U.S. in 2010, and is currently at #1531. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Suggested similar names are Aeneas, Aenneas, Aineas, Aineias, Ainneas, Eneas, Enneas, Paine, Philips, Phinean, Phinian, Phipps, Phips (see Phipps), Phons (see Alphonse) and Piers. Like Phineas, these names are not commonly used.