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.
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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