Gender Masculine
Scripts פֿייװיש(Yiddish) פייבישׁ(Hebrew)

Meaning & History

Yiddish form of Phoebus, apparently used as a translation of Shimshon (see Samson) [1].

Related Names

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.

Entry updated February 4, 2020