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122
in the U.S.
since 1880
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<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Phoenicia

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  1. An ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean
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Latin, from Phœnice (“Phoenicia”), learned borrowing from Ancient Greek Φοινίκη (Phoiníkē), from φοίνικι (phoíniki, “Phoenicians”), from Mycenaean Greek [script needed] (po-ni-ki-jo), from Egyptian fnḫw (fenhku) [Egyptian hieroglyphic needed] ‘Canaanites, Syrians’.

  1. the land of city states of the Phoenicians which around 1000 BC was situated on the coast of present day Syria and Lebanon, and included the cities of Tyre and Sidon.
  2. the trading empire of the Phoenicians which spread across most of the eastern Mediterranean Sea as far west as Sicily.

Phoenicia was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Fun Facts about the name Phoenicia

  • How Popular is the name Phoenicia? Phoenicia is the 33,835th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Phoenicia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 122 babies born with the first name Phoenicia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phoenicia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phoenicia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Phoenicia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phoenicia is Sunday, May 13th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Phoenicia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phoenicia was in 1989 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Phoenicia: Your name in reverse order is Aicineohp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ieopnhica. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Phoenicia born Sep 17, 1962

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.