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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Phoenix

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Phoenix in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Phoenix:

  • Records indicate that 7,884 boys in the United States have been named Phoenix since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 814 people in the U.S. were given the name Phoenix. Those people are now 12 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      19 Positive Comments

  • "Since it is my own name it is quite an amazing one. Since the name itself is gender neutral as well it also gets some bonus points as I don't have to go looking for a new name now that I'm openly a girl." Nov. 6, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Phoenix and I absolutely love it and I hope she will when shes an adult as well." Jul. 17, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Phoenix, after the Mythical bird /in honour of my baby girl who I lost at 4.5 months pregnant. Although I had decided on his name before he was born, When he was born he literally made chirping sounds like a baby bird..... It really does suit his personality 🤩🥰🤩" May. 11, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alot of people think the name Phoenix is very unique and cool. 60% of people I've met have spelled it wrong, especially at restuarants when I get food to go" Mar. 20, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Phoenix, People always spell it wrong. sometimes people will spell it like Pheonix for feenix, Its very rare I'll meet someone with my name. I was named after the bird" Dec. 8, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Phoenix is my name, and most of the time people don't believe me because they say its too strange, and are surprised when they find out it's my real name." Oct. 9, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Phoenix and when people spell my name wrong i usually comment."We literally live in the state with the city name of phoenix and you can't even spell my name right." i find it quite funny" Jun. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've never met anyone else with my name, its very unique. And all the ways people misspell it, is hilarious." Sep. 6, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Phoenix and I'm a girl. Unlike what most people were named after, I was named after Phoenix from X-Men." Aug. 12, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Phoenix. Picked that name in memory of my mom. She passed away from cancer and was cremated. To me it was like a rise from the ashes with no more pain. What was amazing was that my daughter was born with the exact same red hair as my mom. She's beautiful." Mar. 30, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Phoenix is my name :) so many people spell it wrong though and it's so annoying" Jan. 20, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Phoenix is such a lovely name! I love it for a boy or a girl, I love the mythical meaning and plus my favorite actor River Phoenix, it is so special to me! =)" Apr. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Phoenix. My man is from China orginally so I wanted a name that gave him that link to his father's culture but also for other reasons. Most of my niece's/cousin's kids are named after places (not on purpose!) so since Phoenix is also place name, I thought it was fitting :-) I love that my son has an original name (it is very rare in the UK) We hope he'll love it when he's older and all his friends have boring names like Jack, Callum and George." Jan. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a very cute name! for boy and girl. just lovely! :)" Oct. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "What a beautiful and magical name! I think I will name my son Phoenix." Nov. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "phoenix is my son's name i chose the name because i had always liked it and i liked the mythological meanings behind it, all the different cultural meanings and because he flatlined on the monitor for 1 minute but was revived by the doctors" Feb. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Phoenix because he was born with a heart condition that almost cost him his life. He survived, reborn from the ashes, and he is thriving and healthy now." Jun. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name and I am trying to convince my husband that i should get to name a son or a daughter Phoenix." May. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Phoenix [b. 2004] because we liked the mythical meaning behind the phoenix, a bird who rises out from the ashes. We had a hard time conceiving and it seemed fitting with our situation. It fits him well...he is one of a kind!!!" Nov. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "my name is phoenix and i?m awesome so name ur kid phoenix" Apr. 14, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a boy and my name is Phoenix and people make fun of me." Apr. 27, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is phoenix and i have never met anyone wth the name yet and everyone thinks it is a very cool name" Oct. 17, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Phoenix and I'm a girl and a lot of times when I tell people my name they are always saying stuff like "Wow that's such a pretty name" and sometimes when people see how I spell my name they say it like "phoneix" And yes I have met someone else named Phoenix but only one time in 2nd grade we were best friends" Jul. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "alot of people cant spell phoenix, amazingly. pheonix, phonix, feenix, phonics, and many other wacky misspellings." Aug. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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