"green bough"

Phyllis Origin and Meaning

The name Phyllis is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "green bough".

Phyllis has been used by classical poets for the idealized pastoral maiden. A Greek mythological name of a woman who was turned into an almond tree, Phyllis was in the Top 100 from 1916 to 1958, reaching #24 in 1929, and has the (remote) possibility of joining other revived s-ending names like Iris. In the 'St Clare' book series by Enid Blyton Phyllis is nicknamed Fizz. Just a thought. Phyllida is a variation that sounds at once more old-fashioned and more stylish.

# 958 in the US

Phyllis Rank in US Top 1000

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Famous People Named Phyllis

  • Phyllis CheslerAmerican feminist psychologist and author
  • Phyllis McAlpin Stewart SchlaflyAmerican activist and author
  • Phyllis Coates (born Gypsie Ann Evarts Stell)American actress
  • Phyllis Ayame WhitneyAmerican novelist
  • Phyllis St. Felix ThaxterAmerican actress
  • Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Ada Driver)American comedienne
  • Phyllis Calvert (born Phyllis Hannah Bickle)English actress
  • Phyllis Margaret LoganScottish actress
  • Phyllis SmithAmerican actress
  • Phyllis Christine "P.C." CastAmerican novelist
  • Phyllis Linda HymanAmerican singer,songwriter and actress
  • Philomena "Phyllis" LynottIrish memoirist

Phyllis in Pop Culture

  • Phyllis LapinVance, character on TV's "The Office"
  • PhyllisGreek mythological wife of Demophon
  • Phyllis Lindstromcharacter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • Phyllis "Bella" Crawfordcharacter on TV's 'Hannibal'
  • Phyllis Summers Newmancharacter on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
  • Phyllis "Fizz" Bentleycharacter in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
  • Phyllisa character in the Disney XD cartoon "Penn Zero: Part,Time Hero"
  • Phyllis Cranecharacter from Call the midwife
  • Phyllis Arablecharacter in book/film Charlotte's Web

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