All About The Name Phineas

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 the one of two wicked sons of Eli, and the last father of a priest named Eleazar (Ezra 8:33).

Meaning: The Nubian

Origin: Hebrew

Gender: Boy

Current Popularity: Not in the US top 1,000 names

Middle Name Possibilities: Everett


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