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I love this name! It's such a cool and old-fasioned name. It is also the capital of Arizona.
Tbird  6/26/2005
The phoenix is often seen as a symbol of Christ along with another mythical creature, the gryffin; the phoenix because in legend, it is said to rise from its own ashes, thereby making it immortal; and the gryffin because it is made up of two animals: the lion and the eagle. The lion is king of the land animals and the eagle is the same for the air. As Christ is seen as the king of the earth and sky, these two mythical creatures can both represent Him perfectly.
echo_of_the_past  7/19/2005
Beautiful name, especially for a boy. A few memorable Phoenix's are brother actors Joaquin Phoenix and River Phoenix (RIP).
POP123  8/15/2005
I gave my son the first name Phoenix. That name really made an impression on me due to the legends of the mystic immortal bird. I feel that a boy (or girl) with the name Phoenix can grow to make that name mean something more than the legend. How many people with that name wouldn't be proud to explain the meaning or tell the legend behind a name like that? Some say the meaning of your name in a way becomes a part of you. If you carry a name like Phoenix it could be very exciting to see how that name contributes to you life. I found out later from this website that name also means "Dark Red". That's a funny thing becouse my favorite color happens to be dark red. Wow! A fiery color for a fiery personality.
knowledge20021984  9/24/2005
My nephew's name is Phoenix. He is a cutie too. I like this name because it rolls off your tongue! I did not know that Phoenix meant that. Learn something new every day.
marissa_marjo  11/11/2005
This is a part of the title of the fifth Harry Potter book: "Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix."
patchworkgirl  12/28/2005
I think that this is a beautiful name for a boy or a girl! I wish I was named that!
Emma Hia  12/31/2005
As already mentioned, famous bearers of this name are the members of the actor-family 'Phoenix'.
River Jude "Rio" Phoenix (r.i.p.), Rain Joan of Arc "Rainbow" Phoenix, Joaquin Rafael "Leaf" Phoenix, Libertad Mariposa "Liberty Butterfly" Phoenix and Summer Joy "Sum Sum" Phoenix are the children of John and Arlyn "Heart" Phoenix.
John and Heart's original surnames where different, but they changed it to "Phoenix" in order to celebrate their departure of Central and South America - and a fresh/second start in the USA after years of traveling around.
soleta  1/13/2006
Wow, okay so the Phoenix family has some..."interesting"...names lol.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2006
Phoenix Chi is the daughter of "Scary Spice" Mel B.
hana  1/27/2006
I absolutely love this name! It has a great range of nicknames as well such as Phoe and Nix. The one I like best however is Ixxy!
― Anonymous User  4/12/2006
This is my very favorite name for a girl. Powerful and beautiful.

In Chinese tradition, the symbol for marital happiness is the phoenix and the dragon together, the phoenix symbolizing the feminine and the dragon symbolizing the masculine.
Xandaerin  4/27/2006
This isn't one of my favorite names.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2006
Phoenix is the name of the comic book character Jean Gray's (X-men) alter personality. Phoenix is the "bad" side of her but I don't think of this an evil name so don't let that stop you from using it. I like still this name.
Shayde  7/15/2006
Fawkes is Dumbledore's phoenix from Harry Potter!
xKatiex  12/1/2006
If I have a daughter I'm going to name her Phoenix and nickname her Phoebe.
IrisRainbow  12/3/2006
We also named our son Phoenix. We had decided to name him this about 2 months into the pregnancy. When he was born we didn't find out till the week after he was born, that he was actually born the day that my grandad had died the year before. Wicked. It still gives me goose bumps jist thinking about it.
barbara82  1/6/2007
I absolutely love this name! It sounds so exotic and beautiful! Like something out of an epic story. But I'd never use it for a boy.
Kelpie  1/16/2007
I never knew that this was a name until now! I had always associated it with the mythical bird, but I actually quite like it!
FirChlis  1/29/2007
I know a little girl by the name of Phoenix (she's a friend's child) and I eventually started calling her "Pixie" as a nickname which she seems to love, and her father calls her "Fifi" whick works well too. It's a very beautiful name and she's constantly getting compliments for it.
lasvegashoney  2/6/2007
Main character of the Capcom game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Goes by the nickname Nick.
Lyzz  2/14/2007
This is a really cool name. I used it in a story I wrote once. I prefer it more on girl than a boy, but either one works.
scarletquillraven  2/17/2007
I am always thinking about what I am going to name my kids someday, and when I have my first son I want to name him Phoenix Asher (Phoenix as in the bird/legend, and Asher as in its ashes from which it recreates itself). BUT my friends ALL say that Phoenix is a girl's name. But I don't think it is at all. I think it is noble, but also too harsh for a little girl. Either way I love it. But what is it, the soft sound of the "Phoe-" that makes it feminine? I don't understand.
SeagullDream  3/7/2007
I love this name, but I don't feel like it's a name that can grow to fit a respectable adult.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2007
I do love my name although I am sometimes called Feonora or Filomena I am also called Fefe. So in case you are having second thoughts about naming your child Phoenix because of the previous commentor please ignore. I can't imagine having another name. Phoenix makes me who I am. Oh and for the record I was not named Phoenix because of the family. I don't care much for celebrities only for music so if you hate my name hate if you like it thanks a lot. Love My Name!
uniqeable-girl  3/25/2007
I like this name because I like the mythical bird, but I'd probably use it for a middle name instead of a first name.
tenshisaito  4/6/2007
This name has grown on me, my friend named her son Phoenix Tyler.
mum2bubba  6/26/2007
I don't like Phoenix. I just don't think it makes for a good name.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2007
Phoenix is a music club in Vysoké Mýto.
Karcoolka  2/2/2008
My surname is Phoenix, so when I typed it in here for a joke I didn't think it would come up with anything, but it did! I always knew the Phoenix was a mythical creature, it can also be called a firebird, like in the ballet "The Firebird." It's weird it means "dark red" also, because I love dark red as a colour.
JewellPhoenix  4/16/2008
With all due respect to the mythical creature, I personally think that using this word for a name is a bit pretentious.
seraphine_eternal  6/16/2008
Wow, this is a cool name and I like the meaning and the color red, too. It's even cool for a surname. I want to name a pet this, though. It's a cool name but I can't see a person pulling this one off.

Also it's the surname of Star Fox's girlfriend, Fara Phoenix. Love those games and comics, so cool!
_0TophasNails_1  11/12/2008
I've always thought that Phoenix is an awesome name, and I agree with Seagulldream, I'm always thought of it as a male name, and if I have a boy I really think that's what I might call him. The only problem is that I see this name on the rise, more and more people are popping up with this name and I want my child to maintain identity and pride in their name so that's something to think about too. I disagree that an adult cannot pull off being called Phoenix with dignity, I think that an amazing person is all the more extenuated by an unusual name, that's what takes you from famous to an icon, like Madonna or Hercules. In all honesty I like it better as a surname though.
Skina  12/11/2008
I think it's a beautiful name, esp. For a boy but for a girl too.
kelly1994_2013  6/16/2009
I think this is one of those rare unisex names that actually CAN work for both sexes! River & Jaoquin Phoenix were able to hold up its masculinity, while I can totally see this name on a girl, too. (Maybe because the first syllable reminds me of Phoebe.) Anyway, this is an awesome name either way.
erb816  7/25/2009
Why hasn't anyone mentioned this yet? In Homer's Iliad, Phoenix is the old, wise tutor of the hero Achilles. He makes a long speech in the Iliad, trying to convince Achilles to rejoin the battle.
Athena Nike  7/27/2009
Despite being a modern name, this name is actually quite pretty. I prefer it on a girl.
bananarama  8/6/2009
I named my son who just turned one Phoenix. Two things lead us to choose this name. 1. The stretch marks on my stomach resembled a Phoenix and I pointed it out to my husband and we both said "That's a good name!" 2. My husband has always felt his life was about rising out of ashes and at the time my son was born we were going through a change like that.

It worked out in the end that Phoenix is of Greek origins and I happen to be part Greek, his other two middles are Greek as well and he has red hair!
allyleighann  8/8/2009
This is a very awesome name. It is one of the few that works well on both boys and girls.
number1212  8/27/2009
I've learnt a lot about this name, even by sitting here scrolling down the comments. I don't usually get active online for comments etc. but I got to say, I have my heart set on this name and my 'son' will be born in 13 weeks! My self and my partner both like it. I have a few other reasons for choosing this name, but I just wanted to say that I really can't get why it's a girl's name! It's aggressive, a bit mean, dark red, symbol of eternal life, fire etc. and yet, some of you guys are comparing it with the likes of 'phebee' (excuse the spelling!)
Anyway, I really think it's a cool name and used in many different places in the world and not just Greece!
I do agree, that the baby/kid/adult should be able to carry it off though! Let's hope mine does! ;-)
lifeeternal  9/17/2009
I do not personally like this name at all. Especially on a girl. Probably because of the mythical theme.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2009
I am fond of this name. But on a girl it sounds modern and ghetto.
italiannames  1/9/2010
Totally agree, which is why I HATE it on a girl. I like it on a boy though, it sounds elegant and masculine at the same time.
blue_belle  8/16/2010
I find this name grotesque. I can't even imagine using it on a pet let alone a person. I heard someone in my class say this was her little sister's name and I thought she was kidding. Why would you name your child after a mythical creature? What's next? Fairy? Dragon? Minotaur? Do not disgrace your child with this name. It sounds so trashy and ridiculous.
pandasayscynical  4/13/2010
I like this name more for a boy, probably because of the 'nix' ending. The 'Phoe' sound is quite feminine, though.
Ryneth  7/12/2010
Am I the only one who doesn't like this name? I honestly cannot imagine a mother yelling "Phoenix!" out to her son or daughter in the grocery store. I can, however, picture them yelling "Eliza!" or "Samantha!"
Chrila96  8/9/2010
I hate this name. I don't know why everyone likes it, I really don't. It has a really ugly sound to it and naming your son/daughter after a bird is so WTF-worthy. Choose something normal like Andrew or... Audrey or something. I don't know. Just don't use this.
Chrila96  10/31/2010
So... Audrey, Andrew, Samantha, and Eliza are better than Phoenix? Just because some names are more "normal" and "socially acceptable" than others does NOT make them better... Yuck.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2010
I've always loved phoenixes. I love the idea of them and symbolism. I'm naming my daughter Phoenix and calling her Nix or Nikki for short.
sumshine1234  3/9/2011
I don't think I'd ever have the courage to name my child Phoenix, but I use it for characters whenever it fits the story. However, I don't see how naming your child after a bird is "WTF-worthy". That just lacks rational thinking, honestly.

Anyway, I prefer this name on girls. Usually with dark red hair and a flirty personality.
Book_Reader22  3/15/2011
Gag-worthy, vomit-inducing, name. Hippie, flower-child... looks like some people do not want to love down the good-ol'-dayz of the 1960s.
Do your child a favor-- name him something that will aid his life... A lawyer named "Phoenix"? Doctor? Military General? No.
― Anonymous User  4/6/2011
There is another way to spell it... Phoinix like my middle name.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2011
This is an unfortunate name for a grown woman to have. It sounds childish and unprofessional.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
I named my son Phoenix in 1991. At that time and through his school years, he was the only student in the district with that name... my impression of the name at that time (1991) was of the mythical bird that rose from the ashes to be reborn... I liked that concept... Some relatives hated the name so much that they called him PJ. Twenty-one years down the road (2012)it means so much more... he has GROWN into his name... a unique red headed, intelligent thinker, a quiet young man who loves his name.
jtsierra  5/16/2012
It's a cool and very unquie name, but I can't imagine a real person having this name. But it would work good for a fictional character in a book.
MazzyieRose  4/18/2014
Phoenix Wright is the main character from the video game series "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney".
― Anonymous User  4/30/2014
I personally really like this name for a girl. It's unique, and has an awesome meaning. And Nix is a cute nickname.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2014
I often use the name "Phoenix" or "Fire" as my code name or internet name, like now. I like it for a girl, and a boy as Phoenix would be fine as well. I am also writing a story, and wanted to name myself Phoenix as an author on the internet with my friends as "Nika, Gujin and Panda." So I wanted something unique.
phoenixaph  5/7/2014
This name is way cool for a girl. If I ever become a wanted criminal and have to ditch the country and change my name it would be to Phoenix :)
EqualityandLoveRall  5/19/2014
The name Phoenix has been ruined for me by my cousin's son.
Now when I hear "Phoenix", instead of picturing a majestic bird rising from the ashes, I picture an aggressive spoiled disobedient brat.
And they call him 'Fin Win'.
Were it not for that association however, it would still be one of my favorite names.
Heidi2706  5/30/2014
I personally love the name Phoenix. I love the fact it's great for a boy or girl. I think it's a strong powerful name and that any child named it will be destined for great things.
sivareanna  6/2/2014
I personally wouldn't use the name Phoenix because it's not my type, I would if I had to pick it for a boy because it sounds cool. But really Phoenix it's just so cool I don't think I can pull it off. But if you like it then for a girl then Phoenix Azura, Phoenix River, Phoenix Jade, Phoenix Sapphire (my favorite) and Phoenix Azalea. I think these can be good name combinations.
555jazzy  7/27/2014
My daughter's name is Phoenix and she loves it... I personaly think it goes better for a girl :)
mom_of_sunshines  7/31/2014
Somebody mentioned that River and Joaquin Phoenix's parents changed the family surname to Phoenix after leaving South America; the name change had less to do with their change in geographical location and more to do with the fact that they were leaving the Children of God cult, which has since undergone its own name change and been redubbed "The Family." Phoenix as a first name would make me wonder if little Phoenix's parents were either hippies or fantasy nerds.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2014
Definitely for a boy.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2014
It's a nice name. I have a friend named Phoenix, and she's quite lovely. I think the name suits a girl who's not afraid to speak her mind. It's also a pretty interesting name.
baekhyun  12/28/2014
I like it much more for a girl than a boy.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2015
My son's name is Phoenix Asher and you can ask anyone, he is the most adorable little guy and he loves and owns his name.
JayBra  3/1/2015
Well I'd just like to say that I'm called Phoenix. And I'm 11 and I'm a girl! I like the name for a girl and a boy. Some people like it, some people don't.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2015
I'm called Phoenix and I love the name. I don't care if anyone doesn't- I like it and that's what matters! But it is nice to see some lovely comments of the name too!
Pheenbeen101  5/24/2015
Now this is one awesome name! The name Phoenix is so cool! :D.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2015
Such a strong and powerful name, Love the full name of River Phoenix and the bird origin, as well as the name of the capital of Arizona, (though Phoenix is kind of a boring city SORRY, and I prefer Flagstaff) I like the name for a boy, how could this be a girl name? Lol. Girls these days are named such boyish names like Logan and Reed lol.
firestar11  8/10/2015
This is so amazing to read more about my son's name. However, I didn't quite spell his name the same way. His name is spelled as Fenix, which is pretty cool and different for me. His name is still pronounced as Phoenix though.
dayz8703  10/22/2015
In Vietnam, the name "Phuong," translates into "Phoenix," and it's the name my mother was born with. Over there, it's as common as "Sarah" or "Jennifer" here in the US.

However, if we have a son, we'll give him the middle name Phoenix, as it's mostly a boy's name here in the States, and it would be honoring his grandmother.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2015
I believe that the name Phoenix is more suited to a girl. It is a beautiful name with lots of meaning and has a feminine touch to it. It is an exotic and beautiful sounding name. It will always show a young woman with a strong welded mind set. This name is NOT suited to a boy.
PhoenixsBFF  3/16/2016
My name is Phoenix, but I still don't get why people like the name so much?
colbalt4090  7/31/2016
My name is Phoenix and I absolutely love all the comments!
Phephe  9/11/2016
In love with this name basically because it is my favorite myth and it is also my name ;).
fieryphoenix  9/23/2016
Phoenix the mythological bird is also known in chinese culture with the name 'feng huang'. It is said to be "beautiful, graceful, loyal, and honest, the fenghuang represents all the virtues, calling us to a higher level of life, filled with justice, peace, prosperity, and faith". So yes, I like the name.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2016
My son name is Phoenix Wren. It suits him, he's such a lovely, lively little boy. People always comment on how much they love his name.
It's a name of empowerment & strength.
Crystalatlantis  11/16/2016
Don't like this name and I think it's too feminine for a boy.
Luvbug86  12/11/2016
I think people like this name because the pronunciation is just so satisfying. It has a very strong feeling to it. I don't understand how people view it as feminine though. I see it as very masculine. Masculine, exotic, powerful, and mysterious.
maurere  12/28/2016
I think Phoenix is a beautiful name for girls and boys since I'm a girl and called Phoenix. I'm the only person in school to be called Phoenix, but I do love my name.
― Anonymous User  1/21/2017
I think it works for both boys and girls, but something about it makes me like it better for a boy. But I could see it for a girl.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2017
I named my daughter Phoenix. Her name represents the end to the old life and beginning of a new life for me- she's a beautiful, very, very intelligent girl. She's magnetic and draws people to her just by her way of being.
Trypper87  8/23/2017
I hate this name, but I love the ancient Greek name Nyx. Why don't you use Phoebe if you like the beginning and Nyx if you like the end?
XironDarkstar  12/1/2017
I named my daughter Phoenix. We found the name powerful and yet beautiful. Definitely I think it could be unisex. She’s only a year old so it may change, but right now I shorten it to Phoenie. Kind of like Feeney (a character from Boy Meets World?) My stepfather jokingly said “fefe” once, but that name reminds me of a poodle! Absolutely love the name Phoenix, in any regard.
― Anonymous User  1/1/2018
Phoenix is also a song by Fall Out Boy from their album save rock and roll.
cecithegoat  2/9/2018
My friend's name is Phoenix- is that cool or cooooooooool.
nightcool  3/1/2018
I named my daughter Phoenix because of the power behind it. She has been a huge change in my life and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I must say though as she started to pronounce the name herself it became quite comical as she was saying the word penis.
Motherofaphoenix  3/27/2018
This name is totally up there for sure! Such an epic sounding name.
Kitandkat  3/27/2018

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