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Phyllis meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Phyllis No. of characters: 7 Gender: GirlOrigin: Old Greek Greek Mythology English German
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Meanings: Foliage Green Leaves Leafy Foliage Green Bough Greek origin, meaning: leaves, leaf. Known is from Greek mythology as a woman who kills himself because of too long separation from loved one and transformed into an almond tree.

Phyllis was ranked 666 in 1971 list of US boys name and dropped by 3.74% from its previous ranking of 642 in 1967. Phyllis was ranked 935 in 2016 US female names list and elevated by 0.95% from its previous ranking of 944 in 2015.

Full form of Phyllis : Pleasant Hesitant Young Literary Light-Hearted Industrious Sensible

Phyllis is a very rare first name for girls with occurences only in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, in England & Wales which is not even used by anyone since 2014. Only 29 people have Phyllis as their first name. Phyllis name has an inconcistent distribution.

Phyllis was a very very popular first name for girl but is a rare first name for a boy which is a rare boy name since 2016 and ranked 935 in 2016 in United States. Around 323213 people wear Phyllis as their first name. Phyllis is a very consistent name over the past 130 years. 0.089419% of people in US have this given name.

Complete history of Phyllis
YearRankOccurence
Popular girl name in
1909164352
1910165392
1911149527
1912138779
19131211054
19141111407
1915992088
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Expression number of Phyllis is 11.

Phyllis have high energy levels, just like a child. Phyllis are highly sensitive and possess a high sense of awareness. Phyllis are gifted with a sixth-sense, in addition to discerning and inspiring qualities.

Names that rhyme with Phyllis Allis, Amarillis, Amaryllis, Amphillis, Callis, Challis, Collis, Cornellis, Cornwallis, Dallis, Dellis, Ellis, Gillis, Hallis, Hillis, Hollis, Kellis, Killis, Lillis, MarcellisFamous people named Phyllis
Phyllis Kay in The Proposal as Actress
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor in Shiloh as Writer
Phyllis Lane in Unleashing Creativity as Director
Phyllis Laing in The Haunting in Connecticut as Producer
Phyllis Allen in Pay Day as Actress
Phyllis Malcom in Fireproof as Actress
Phyllis Munro in Found as Actress
Phyllis Schlafly in With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America as
Phyllis Stengel in Getting Into Heaven as Actress
Phyllis Povah in The Women as Actress
Phyllis Adair, actress
Names like Phyllis Phyillis, Phylea, Phylecia, Phylica, Phylicia, Phylis, Phylisa, Phylisha, Phylisia, Phyliss, Phyllicia, Phyllip, Phyllis, Phyllisann, Phyllisha, Phyllisia, Phylliss, Phyllistine, Phyllys, Phynix
Phyllis Namesakes Comments :Phyllis is a proper name of person English and German women. It derives from the greek and means Φύλλις "foliage"(from phyllon, "leaf"); a common variant is Phillis, perhaps influenced by the Greek root phil indicating love. The variant Phyllida comes from Φύλλιδος ( Phyllidos ), as genitive of Phyllis, and was used in the pastoral poems of the seventeenth century. The name is a revival of mythological character Phyllis (rendered in Italian with Phyllis and Phyllis), which to escape Demofonte turned into a pit . Began to be used as a proper name of person in England from the sixteenth century, although it was often confused with Felicia. Famous people with this name: Phyllis Allen- American actress, Phyllis Curott - writer, lawyer and US wiccan, Phyllis Dalton- British costume designer, Phyllis Virginia Daniels- real name of Bebe Daniels, an actress, singer, dancer and producer US film. Versions of the name are Phillis, Philis, Philiss, Phyllida, Phillida. - Latesha Luebbers
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