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Phoenix meaning and name origin
Phoenix \pho(e)-nix\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Phoenix), is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Phoenix is "dark red". The mythical Arabian bird known as the phoenix is a symbol of immortality. After living for centuries, it dies, and rises from its own ashes. Also the name of a city in the southwestern American state of Arizona. Actors Leaf, Joaquin, and the late River Phoenix.
Phoenix has 2 variant forms: Fenix and Phenix.
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Popularity of Phoenix
Phoenix is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8893 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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