Arizona place-name and Greek
"dark red"

Phoenix Origin and Meaning

The name Phoenix is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "dark red".
Phoenix rolls a lot of cool trends into one: it's a place-name and a bird name, it ends in the oh-so-hip letter x, and as the mythic bird that rose from the ashes, it's a symbol of immortality. It's also got celebrity chops, via the acting family that includes Joaquin and the late River, and as the child of an ex-Spice Girl.
# 238 in the US

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Famous People Named Phoenix

  • Phoenix ListAmerican actor
  • Phoenix RayAmerican reality TV personality of "Freakshow"
  • Phoenix Fraitureson of bassist Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes
  • Phoenix Carter (b. 1995)son of actor Ralph Carter
  • Phoenix Blackfeather Atha (b. 2005) son of rapper YelaWolf
  • Phoenix Jennings (b. 2005)son of singer Lyfe Jennings
  • Phoenix Binzer (b. 2010)son of TV personality Jasmine Lennard and singer Seth Binzer of Crazy Town
  • Phoenix Michaels (b. 2012)son of trainer and TV personality Jillian Michaels
  • Phoenix Sky Andersen (b. 2015)son of actress AJ Cook
  • Phoenix Avery Bosh (b. 2016)son of basketball player Chris Bosh; twin of brother Lennox Noel
  • Phoenix Robert Lachey (b. 2016)son of singer Nick Lachey
  • Phoenix Kalani Fullerson of model Tori Praver and surfer Danny Fuller
  • Phoenix Roy Lane (b. 2017)son of Ashley Salazar and Justin Lane of TV's "16 and Pregnant"
  • Dillon Phoenix Gering (b. 2006)son of actor Galen Gering
  • Phoenix Wolf (b. 2017)son of Bam Margera
  • Noah Phoenix Ambrosio Mazur (b. 2012)son of model Alessandra Ambrosio
  • Bodhi Phoenix Croft (b. 2014)son of actors Jamie Croft and Saskia Burmeister
  • River and Joaquin PhoenixAmerican actors

Phoenix in Pop Culture

  • Phoenix Wrightcharacter in the "Ace Attorney" video games
  • Phoenixpuppy In the "Left Behind: The Kids" series
  • Phoenixcharacter in the "Beautiful Dead" series by Eden Maguire
  • Phoenixson of Bridget and Joey in movie "Moms' Night Out"
  • "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" book/film by J.K. Rowling
  • The Phoenixan Old English poem; makes the bird a Christian symbol
  • The Phoenix and the Turtle67,line poem by Shakespeare
  • PhoenixFrench rock band
  • Phoenixcapital city of Arizona and the 6th most populated US city
  • Bobby in PhoenixGorillaz song featuring Bobby Womack

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