Meaning:dark red
There is no greater name associated with rebirth and transformation than the beloved Phoenix. Gender-neutral and of Greek origin, Phoenix has long been associated with the mighty mythological bird who rises from the ashes in splendor. Emerging from the Greek phoinix, the name means "dark red" or "crimson" in possible tribute to the creature's alignment with purifying flames. It is a being long connected with the sun, living a full life cycle before igniting in fire and remerging again in brilliant red hues. For your baby, it speaks to the endless possibility of growth and renewal, inciting them to embrace change fearlessly—a perfect appellation for a true trail-blazer.

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  • River Phoenix
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