Phineas Meaning and Origin

The name Phineas is a boy’s name meaning “the Nubian” and is of Hebrew origin. Biblical name spelled Phinehas in the Authorized Version, derived from the Ancient Egyptian name Panhsj ‘the Nubian’. In the bible, there are three men named Phineas or Phinehas: the son of Eleazar, famous for staying the plague caused by Israel’s sins (Numbers 25). Another Phineas is one of two wicked sons of Eli, and the last father of a priest named Eleazar (Ezra 8:33). 

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