Phoenix means “deep red,” and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting into flames and then rising again from its own ashes. As far as boy names go (although it is considered a unisex), this is a pretty cool one and has some rock n’ roll street-cred thanks to the Phoenix acting clan including Joaquin and the late River.


  • Greek: Dark red; In mythology, the phoenix was a beautiful bird that built its own pyre and then was reborn from the ashes.



Famous Namesakes

Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Actor River Phoenix

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Melanie Brown