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What does Phineas mean?

Phineas \ph(i)-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.


Phineas has 8 variants: Fineas, Phinehas, Pincas, Pinchas, Pinchos, Pincus, Pinhas and Pinkus.


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 popularity of Phineas for boys. Phineas has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Phineas name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Phineas outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Phinean. Like Phineas, this name is not commonly used.