Spelling variation of Phyllis, Greek
"green bough"

Phillis Origin and Meaning

The name Phillis is a girl's name of French origin meaning "green bough".

The Phillis spelling of this once-popular name lives on thanks to Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American to publish a book of poetry, in the 18th century.

# 912 in the US

Phillis Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Phillis

  • Phillis WheatleyAmerican poet
  • Phillis LevinAmerican poet

Phillis in Pop Culture

  • Phillis Holmancharacter in Cousin Phillis (1864) by Elizabeth Gaskell