Of Greek origin. From the name of a beautiful and immortal bird of the Greek mythology.

Phoenix is associated with the sun and, according to the myth, obtains new life by arising from its own ashes.

According to another Greek myth, Phoenix was also the father of Europa, from whom the European continent was named.

Phoenix symbolizes renewal as well as the sun, time and resurrection.

Phoenix is a popular name in New Zealand, United States, England and Wales.