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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Phineas

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Wiktionary

From Hebrew. See Phinehas.

  1. Phinehas.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.

Notable Persons Named Phineas

Phineas P. Gage was a railroad construction foreman, driver, drilling, blasting, stagecoach, and blaster. Phineas was born on July 9th, 1823 in Grafton Co., New Hampshire. He died on May 21st, 1860.

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Phineas Quimby was a mesmerist, clockmaker, inventor, and animal magnetism. Phineas was given the name Phineas Parkhurst Quimby in 1618 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States. He died on January 16th, 1866.

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Phineas was born on February 16th, 1799 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He passed away on October 10th, 1879.

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Phineas was born on August 19th, 1830 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. He died on March 8th, 1885.

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Phineas Clanton was a cowboy, rancher, rustler, cochise county cowboys, and cattle raiding. Phineas was born as the child of Newman Haynes Clanton in 1843 in Callaway County, Missouri. He died on January 5th, 1906.

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How popular is the baby name Phineas in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1897 5 0 5
1915 5 0 5
1916 9 0 9
1917 10 0 10
1918 9 0 9
1919 5 0 5
1920 6 0 6
1922 7 0 7
1923 7 0 7
1925 5 0 5
1926 8 0 8
1930 8 0 8
1932 5 0 5
1933 6 0 6
1934 5 0 5
1938 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1947 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1950 5 0 5
1953 6 0 6
1955 5 0 5
1958 6 0 6
1961 5 0 5
1962 6 0 6
1963 7 0 7
1967 8 0 8
1971 5 0 5
1972 6 0 6
1974 7 0 7
1976 8 0 8
1980 5 0 5
1981 5 0 5
1982 5 0 5
1983 11 0 11
1985 8 0 8
1988 5 0 5
1989 8 0 8
1991 5 0 5
1992 8 0 8
1994 6 0 6
1995 7 0 7
1996 8 0 8
1997 11 0 11
1998 17 0 17
1999 14 0 14
2000 26 0 26
2001 28 0 28
2002 28 0 28
2003 38 0 38
2004 40 0 40
2005 42 0 42
2006 66 0 66
2007 88 0 88
2008 117 0 117
2009 130 0 130
2010 141 0 141
2011 120 0 120
2012 105 0 105
2013 98 0 98
2014 106 0 106
2015 95 0 95
2016 141 0 141
2017 127 0 127

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Popularity of Phineas as a first name

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Common last names for Phineas

  • Williams
  • Smith

Fun Facts about the name Phineas

  • How Popular is the name Phineas? Phineas is the 7,105th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Phineas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,863 babies born with the first name Phineas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phineas to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phineas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Phineas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phineas is Friday, June 14th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Phineas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phineas was in 2010 with a total of 141 babies.
  • Random Phineas Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Phineas is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Phineas: Your name in reverse order is Saenihp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eapsihn. How do you pronounce that?

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