Phineas Name Meaning & Origin

Phineas

Pronunciation: FI-nee-əs (key)

Origin of the name Phineas:

Derived from the Hebrew Pinchas, meaning "the mouth of a snake, mouth of brass." It may also be derived from the Egyptian penechase (dark-complexioned).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Fin, Phinnaeus

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Nicknames for Phineas

Fin, Phin, Phinney, Finn, Finster

Meanings and history of the name Phineas

Phineas was king of the land where the Golden Fleece was located; the one Jason and the Argonauts went looking for:

In Greek mythology, Phineas (also spelled Phineus) was a Phoenician King of Thrace.

The name 'Phineas' or 'Phineus' may be associated with the ancient city of Phinea (or Phineopolis) on the Thracian Bosphorus.

Famous real-life people named Phineas

Phineas Taylor Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus
Julia Roberts' son is named Phinneas
Phineas Gage, famous survivor of an 1848 accident while preparing blasting material to make room for a railroad

Phineas in song, story & screen

"Phineas and Ferb" is a cartoon on The Disney Channel featuring two young genius inventor step-brothers. Phineas is the more outgoing and enthusiastic (and triangle-headed) one.
Phineas ("Finny"), a prominent character in John Knowles' A Separate Peace.
Phineas Nigellus Black, a former Hogwarts headmaster in the "Harry Potter" series.
Phineas, a character in "As Lie the Dead" by Kelly Meding.
Phineas T. Bluster, a character from the Howdy Doody TV show.

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