Phyllis name meaning

Updated: March 20th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Old Greek, English and German
Usage: English and German
Pronunciation: ph(yl)-lis
Meaning: Green Bough, Leafy Foliage, Phyllon and Leaf
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What does Phyllis mean?

Desirable and Conifer German, Old Greek and English Phyllis means "Green Bough, Leafy Foliage, Phyllon or Leaf" which is used in English and German is a gender insensitive name.

How do I pronounce Phyllis?

The two syllabled name Phyllis is pronounced, ph(yl)-lis.

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Names that rhyme with Phyllis

How popular is the name Phyllis?

Phyllis was among the very popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 323251 babies have been given the given name. When at its peak in 1929, it ranked 24th when 9184 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

However after 192 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 50 baby names 27 times Phyllis is an uncommon baby name in still in use in England and Wales.

In Ireland, it had been in use since 1964 and made it to the top 300 but has appeared since 1990. There are over 113 babies that have been given the name Phyllis in Ireland.

It had a short run of 9 years on France girl names chart.

Phyllis is a rare baby name in Belgium and may not be used now. But Phyllis is a popular baby name in England where every 1 in 2000 have the name as well as in, Ghana, Canada, South Africa and Kenya.

At least, 490000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our findings.

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Phyllis in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Phyllis?

You are a fighter for good but always attract the worst people in your life. You are a powerful presence and people respect you for your sharp mind and intelligence. You never do things you are not passionate about. You want to be surrounded with self-confident people who choose to work on success over complaining, talking about great things over gossiping, and solitude over you sometimes. Being crazy is your way to handle the ugliness of the world and stay sane.

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Famous people named Phyllis

  • Phyllis Lyon,
  • Phyllis Curtin, American classical soprano
  • Phyllis Hartnoll, British poet, author and editor
  • Phyllis King, English poet
  • Phyllis Shand Allfrey, West Indian writer, socialist activist
  • Phyllis Curott, Wiccan priestess, attorney, and author
  • Phyllis Haislip, American author and historian
  • Phyllis Preuss, American amateur golfer
  • Phyllis Nagy, American-born English theatre and film director
  • Phyllis Treigle, native of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Phyllis Matthewman, British writer of children's books
  • Phyllis Bentley, English novelist
  • Phyllis Bottome, British novelist and short story writer
  • Phyllis Frost, Australian welfare worker and philanthropist,
  • Phyllis McCarthy, noted South African breeder of and authority on Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs
  • Phyllis Friend, British nurse and nursing officer
  • Phyllis Munday, Canadian mountaineer, explorer
  • Phyllis Guthardt, DBE served for four years as the chancellor of the University of Canterbury until her tenure ended on 31 December 2002
  • Phyllis Holmes, longtime basketball coach for Greenville College
  • Phyllis Dixey, English singer, dancer and impresario
  • Phyllis Tate, English composer
  • Phyllis Crawford, was, during the 1930s and 1940s
  • Phyllis Dare, English singer and actress
  • Phyllis Kaberry, social anthropologist
  • Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician most
  • Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian science fiction novelist and poet
  • Phyllis Schlafly, American constitutional lawyer and conservative political activist
  • Phyllis A. Whitney, Japanese-born American mystery writer
  • Phyllis Diller, American actress and stand-up comedian, best
  • Phyllis Starkey, British Labour party politician
  • Phyllis George, American businesswoman, actress
  • Phyllis Hyman, American singer and actress
  • Phyllis Kirk, American actress
  • Phyllis Lambert, Canadian architect, philanthropist
  • Phyllis Nelson, American singer
  • Phyllis Webb, Canadian poet and radio broadcaster
  • Phyllis Calvert, English film, stage and television actress
  • Phyllis Benjamin, member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
  • Phyllis Coates, American actress best
  • Phyllis Thaxter, Phyllis St
  • Phyllis Chesler, American writer, psychotherapist
  • Phyllis Covell, female tennis player from Great Britain
  • Phyllis Haver, American actress of the silent film era
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, American writer best
  • Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer
  • Phyllis Frelich, Deaf American actress
  • Phyllis Gates, American secretary and interior decorator
  • Phyllis Johnson, British figure skater
  • Phyllis Grosskurth, Canadian biographer
  • Phyllis Kahn, Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Phyllis Love, American theater and television actress

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