Pronounced Pron. F-ee-ni-ks [key]
Other Forms FormsPhénix (Québécois), Fenwick (Scottish)
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Meaning & History
From the name of a beautiful immortal bird which appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years. The name of the bird was derived from Greek φοινιξ (phoinix) meaning "dark red".