In the category of Place Names as First Names, girls have choices like Charlotte, Madison and Paris, and boys have names like Dallas, Austin and Camden. Then there’s a name like Phoenix, which sounds good for either gender. It’s a type of bird often immortalized in Greek and Egyptian mythology as a creature that had the power to rise from its own ashes. It was derived from the Greek “phoenix,” or “dark red.” Place name: Phoenix is the capital of Arizona.
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- River PhoenixActor
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