Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts פִּינְחָס(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. FIN-ee-əs(English)
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Meaning & History

Probably means "Nubian" from the Egyptian name Panhsj, though some believe it means "serpent's mouth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Phinehas is a grandson of Aaron who kills an Israelite because he is intimate with a Midianite woman, thus stopping a plague sent by God. Also in the Bible this is the son of Eli, killed in battle with the Philistines.

Related Names

VariantPhineas
Other Languages & CulturesPhinees(Biblical Greek) Pinchas(Biblical Hebrew) Finees(Biblical Latin) Pinchas, Pinhas(Hebrew)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020