First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Phryne

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From Ancient Greek Φρύνη (Phrúnē), from φρύνη (phrúnē, “toad”), a nickname often given to prostitutes of the time.

  1. (historical) An Ancient Greek courtesan of the 4th century BC, reputedly the model for Praxiteles' Aphrodite of Cnidus and famously tried for the capital charge of impiety, during which trial she allegedly bared her breasts before the judges.

Phryne was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons With the Name Phryne

Phryne Fisher is a fictional character.


Fun Facts about the name Phryne

  • When was the first name Phryne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Phryne is Friday, June 13th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Phryne? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Phryne. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Phryne: Your name in reverse order is Enyrhp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ypnrhe. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Phryne mean?

Pis for passion, your fire!

His for hand, that you always give.

Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

Yis for young, the years never show!

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Past life for Phryne born May 30, 2016

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 Tibet approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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