Phoenix

Phoenix - A very unique male name



  Jul 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Phoenix, meaning dark red, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1992 on position #2562. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Phoenix and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Phoenix? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Phoenix. The baby boy name Phoenix was given to 761 baby boys in 2012, ranking #378 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,156 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Phoenix peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2009 on position 367.



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Joaquin Phoenix
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Phoenix is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Phoenix is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #177 - and is the least popular in Michigan at position #689.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Phoenix is where you live.


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Phoenix origin and meaning

Phoenix is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dark red. To see famous people named Phoenix, pop culture references for the name Phoenix and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Phoenix

We've found the following names that sound similar to Phoenix, sorted by popularity.

Pinchas / Phineas / Pinchus / Phong / Pheng / Pinchos / Peng / Pink / Phuong / Pincus /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012378
2011394
2010377
2009367
2008399
2007421
2006423
2005471
2004558
2003573
2002621
2001636
2000946
1999985
19981003
1997948
19961112
19951061
19941128
19932030
19922562

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii177
Maine214
West Virginia258
Alabama276
Kentucky293
Utah295
Nevada298
Arkansas305
Indiana306
Minnesota310
Wisconsin313
Kansas316
Arizona316
Washington316
Iowa317
Oregon323
Missouri330
Pennsylvania331
Colorado331
Florida354
Idaho356
California356
Texas377
Virginia387
North Carolina387
Nebraska415
Oklahoma419
Massachusetts429
New York432
Georgia433
Connecticut434
Louisiana443
Tennessee456
Illinois487
Ohio489
Maryland580
South Carolina591
New Jersey623
Michigan689

Even more about Phoenix


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Phoenix a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Phoenix?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2009
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Phoenix
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,156
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1992
2012 births +761

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