Phoenix

Phoenix - A very unique female name



  Feb 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Phoenix, meaning dark red, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1979 on position #2747. 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 girl name Phoenix was given to 467 baby girls in 2012, ranking #571 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,026 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Phoenix peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 571.



Famous with this name

River Phoenix
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 District of Columbia at position #253 - and is the least popular in Virginia at position #871.

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.

Pansy / Pinkie / Phuong / Pang / Phung / Pomaikai / Phoenyx / Pinkey /

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
2012571
2011644
2010701
2009732
2008710
2007723
2006802
2005920
2004909
20031081
20021270
20011461
20001553
19991565
19981656
19972037
19961776
19951745
19942446
19933218
19924038
19914034
19903110
19892677
19792747

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia253
Hawaii263
Indiana374
Tennessee391
Idaho403
Alabama406
New York436
Iowa442
Connecticut449
Michigan480
Georgia483
Arizona484
Arkansas497
Missouri527
Pennsylvania551
South Carolina571
Ohio592
Oregon598
North Carolina614
Maryland619
New Jersey621
Washington626
Florida633
Kentucky638
Louisiana651
California664
Oklahoma673
Illinois729
Colorado757
Wisconsin769
Utah782
Massachusetts787
Texas829
Virginia871

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 female 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
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Phoenix
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,026
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1979
2012 births +467

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