Given Name FEIBUSH

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Yiddish
OTHER SCRIPTS: פַֿײבוּשׁ (Yiddish)

Meaning & History

Yiddish form of PHOEBUS, apparently used as a translation of Shimshon (see Samson).
VARIANT: Faivish
DIMINUTIVES: Fayvel, Feivel
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Phoibos (Ancient Greek), Phoebus, Phoibos (Greek Mythology)

Sources & References

  • Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names (1990)
Entry updated December 8, 2017