What does Phineas mean?
Phineas /phi-neas/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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 popularity of Phineas for boys. Phineas has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Phinean. Like Phineas, this name is not commonly used.