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What does Phoenix mean?

Phoenix Pronunciation of Phoenix as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ph-, greek, dark, red, arabian, bird, immortality (life), ashes (tree), river


VARIANTS Fenix, Phenix



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How popular is Phoenix?

Phoenix is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#10394 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Phoenix entered the list in 1993 and reached its highest rank of #307 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Phoenix name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Phoenix outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Phelim, Phoebus, Phons (see Alphonse) and Phonz. Like Phoenix, these names are not commonly used.

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