Gender: Female Meaning of Phyllida: "green bough" Origin of Phyllida: Greek variation of Phyllis

Phyllida Origin and Meaning

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

Phyllida, a "Masterpiece Theatre"-style appellation, seems far fresher and more unusual than Phyllis. It's green-related meaning makes it one of the prime names that mean new beginnings.

It's a name used by sixteenth century poets and writers: Lyly has a character named Phyllida in his 1592 play Galathea, and there is a poem of the same period called Phyllida and Corydon.

The distinguished Scottish actress Phyllida Law is the mother of actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson; Phyllida Lloyd directed such films as Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady.

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EvaThyssen Says:


I prefer Phyllis to Phyllida.

Floris Says:


I like this:)

Catastroffy Says:


This seems clunky to me, while I like Phyllis.