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Gender Masculine
Scripts פֿייװיש(Yiddish) פייבישׁ(Hebrew)

Meaning & History

Yiddish form of PHOEBUS, apparently used as a translation of Shimshon (see SAMSON) [1].
VariantFeivush
DiminutivesFayvel, Feivel
Other Languages & CulturesPhoibos(Ancient Greek) Phoebus, Phoibos(Greek Mythology)

Sources & References

  1. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford, 1990, page 114.
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