Phoenix Name Meaning & Origin

Phoenix

Pronunciation: FEE-niks (key)

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Meanings and history of the name Phoenix

In Chinese culture, the Phoenix bird is the symbol of the Empress and represents beauty, peace and happiness. The Phoenix is the queen of the birds and is known for her beautiful singing voice.

A phoenix is a mythical bird that is a fire spirit with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (Greek for sun-city). It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. In very few stories they are able to change into humans.

Famous real-life people named Phoenix

Phoenix Chi Gulzar, daughter of Spice Girl Melanie Brown and Jimmy Gulzar.

River Phoenix (American Actor; Died in 1993)

Phoenix in song, story & screen

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - book by J. K. Rowling
Phoenix Wright, title character from the video game series "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney". Phoenix is a defense attorney who fights for justice.
Days of Our Lives (soap opera)- Stefano and tony always die and "rise from the ashes of the Phoenix" (a frequent saying in the show) the family ring also has a Phoenix on it
Twilight- In the first book/movie Bella moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington. Phoenix Faraday- The Phoenix Prophecy on Episode.

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