Given Name PHRIXUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Φριξος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: FRIK-səs (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Greek Φριξος (Phrixos) which meant "thrilling, causing shivers", derived from φριξ (phrix) "ripple, shiver". In Greek myth Phrixus was the son of Athamus and Nephele. He was to be sacrificed to Zeus, but he escaped with his sister Helle on the back of the ram with the Golden Fleece.
VARIANT: Phrixos
Entry updated February 12, 2018