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Phineas meaning and name origin

Phineas \ph(i)-neas\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Fineas, Phinehas, Pincas, Pinchas, Pinchos, Pincus, Pinhas and Pinkus.

Baby names that sound like Phineas are Phons, Phonz and Phauns.

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Popularity of Phineas

Phineas is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Phineas
Popularity of Phineas