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 is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Phineas for boys. Phineas has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Phinean. Like Phineas, this name is not commonly used.