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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.
A suggested similar baby name is Phinean.
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Popularity of Phineas
Phineas is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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