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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).
VariantFeivush
DiminutivesFayvel, Feivel
Other Languages & CulturesPhoibos(Ancient Greek) Phoebus, Phoibos(Greek Mythology)

Sources & References

  • Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names (1990)
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