Spelling variation of Phyllis, Greek
"green bough"

Phillis Origin and Meaning

The name Phillis is 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.

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Famous People Named Phillis

  • Phillis WheatleyAmerican poet
  • Phillis LevinAmerican poet

Phillis in Pop Culture

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