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Gender: F Meaning of Phyllis: "green bough" Origin of Phyllis: Greek

Phyllis has been used by classical poets for the idealized pastoral maiden, but its twenty-first-century image is closer to Phyllis Diller. Phyllida is a variation that sounds at once more old-fashioned and more stylish.

Famous People Named Phyllis

Phyllis Chesler, American feminist psychologist and author
Phyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly, American activist and author
Phyllis Coates (born Gypsie Ann Evarts Stell), American actress
Phyllis Ayame Whitney, American novelist
Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter, American actress
Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Ada Driver), American comedienne
Phyllis Calvert (born Phyllis Hannah Bickle), English actress
Phyllis Margaret Logan, Scottish actress
Phyllis Smith, American actress
Phyllis Christine "P.C." Cast, American novelist
Phyllis Linda Hyman, American singer-songwriter and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Phyllis

Phyllis Lapin-Vance, character on TV's "The Office"
Phyllis, Greek mythological wife of Demophon
Phyllis Lindstrom, character on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
Phyllis "Bella" Crawford, character on TV's 'Hannibal'
Phyllis Summers Newman, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"

Phyllis's International Variations

Filide (Italian) Filis (Spanish) Phillis, Philis (French)