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Phineas is a fine name for a baby boy that just happens to be a favorite of celebrity parents. Julia Roberts put Phineas back on the map when she gave the name to her son in 2004. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake gave the name to their youngest son in 2020. Keep reading to learn more about how Phineas just keeps finding its place in popular culture!

Meaning of the name Phineas:

Ancient Egyptian: The Nubian
Greek: Mouth of brass
Hebrew: Mouth of a snake

Origin of the name Phineas:

Phineas is a Hebrew word that refers to the natives that once ruled Egypt. While the specific origin is unclear, it's believed that Phineas is derived from the Egyptian name of Panhsj that means “the Nubian.”

Symbolism of the name Phineas:

Phineas refers to the ancient Nubian people of Egypt.

Style of the name Phineas:


Gender of the name Phineas:

Phineas has traditionally been used as a boy's name. However, there's no reason why this name cannot be used for baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Phineas:


Syllables in the name Phineas:


Emotion evoked from the name Phineas:

Phineas comes across as a highly intellectual name. Its rarity always makes people curious about its significance.

Alternative spellings for the name Phineas:

Fineas, Finneas, Fyneas, Phynneas, Phinehas.

Nicknames for the name Phineas:

Finn, Finny, Phin.

Popularity of the name Phineas:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Phineas has never made an appearance on the list of the top 1,000 baby names at any point.

Related names for the name Phineas:


Great middle names for Phineas and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Phineas:

  • Phineas Fletcher (Scottish-English poet)
  • Phineas Newborn, Jr. (American jazz pianist)
  • Phineas Young (Mormon pioneer)

Phineas in movies/pop culture:

  • Phineasfigure and high priest of Israel who is the great-nephew of Moses)
  • Phineas (character in “Allies in Power Rangers: Mystic Force”)
  • Phineas Nigellus Black (character in “Harry Potter”)
  • Phineas Flynn (character in “Phineas and Ferb”)
  • Phineas Taylor “P. T.” Barnum (American showman and businessman)
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