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Phoenix is a strikingly attractive name. A common unisex name, Phoenix is also the namesake of everything from capital cities to legendary heroes. Phoenix Jackson is the heroine in the classic tale by Eudora Welty, and Fawkes the Phoenix is an essential character in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Keep reading to learn more about this impressive baby name.

Meaning of the name Phoenix:

Greek: Dark red, crimson

Origin of the name Phoenix:

Phoenix derives from the Greek word phoinix (meaning “dark red”).

Symbolism of the name Phoenix:

Phoenix is the name of an everlasting bird found in Egyptian and Greek mythology. According to the legend, the phoenix lives in the desert and self-combusts every 500 years. The bird then attains new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor. A phoenix symbolizes rebirth and resurrection.

Baby name Phoenix

Style of the name Phoenix:

Modern

Gender of the name Phoenix:

Phoenix is a name used for both girls and boys.

Pronunciation of the name Phoenix:

FEE-niks

Number of syllables in the name Phoenix:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Phoenix:

The name Phoenix evokes feelings of excellence and rejuvenation.

Alternative spellings for the name Phoenix:

  • Phenix
  • Pheonix
  • Fenix

Nicknames for the name Phoenix:

Popularity of the name Phoenix:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Phoenix was the 238th most popular baby boy name in 2020. Phoenix has ranked among the top 300 baby boy names each year since 2016. According to the index, Phoenix was also the 286th most popular baby girl name in 2020.

Related names for the name Phoenix:

Great middle names for Phoenix and their meanings:

  • Allegra (happy, joyful)
  • Asher (blessed, happy)
  • Drake (dragon)
  • Jasper (bringer of treasure)
  • Maddox (fortunate)
  • Noor (light)
  • Raven (blackbird)
  • Ryder (horseman)
  • Sawyer (woodcutter)
  • Shea (admirable)

Famous people with the name Phoenix:

  • Phoenix Sky Andersen (son of actress Andrea Joy Cook)
  • Phoenix Avery Bosh (son of basketball player Chris Bosh)
  • Phoenix Chi Gulzar (daughter of Spice Girl Mel B.)
  • Phoenix Kalani Fuller (son of ssurfer Danny Fuller)
  • Phoenix Robert Lachey (son of singer Nick Lachey)
  • Phoenix Emmanuel McEwen (daughter of actress Tammin Sursok and Sean McEwen)
  • Phoenix Ray (television personality)

Phoenix in popular culture:

  • Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics entity)
  • Phoenix Ikki (character in the manga Saint Seiya
  • Phoenix Jackson (main character A Worn Path by Eudora Welty)
  • Phoenix “Nick” Wright (character in Ace Attorney)