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What does Phylis mean?

Phylis Pronunciation of Phylis [phylis] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Phylis means "greenery". Phylis is an alternate spelling of Phyllis (Greek).

Associated with: greek, greenery (tree).


Phylis has 10 variants: Filis, Fillis, Fillys, Fyllis, Philis, Phillis, Philys, Phyliss, Phylliss and Phyllys.

2 more alternative forms via Phyllis: Phyllida and Phyllie.

Creative forms:
(female) Phylce, Phyli, ..

(male) Phylla, Phyllo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Phylis Emberlyn (P.E.), ..

How popular is Phylis?

Phylis is a very popular first name for women (#1519 out of 4276, Top 36%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Phylis was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #874 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Phylis name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Phylis outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Phyllis, Phyliss and Phillis are the popular varying forms of Phylis appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Filis, are seldom used. These forms of Phylis were favored as birth names during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.7%), but now, the version Phyllis has gone out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Phylis, Phillis, Phyliss, Phyllis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Phylis and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Phylis is alike in pronunciation to Felis. Other recommended names are Adelis, Ailis, Alis, Allis, Carlis, Charis, Chris, Collis, Dallis, Delis, Dellis, Dylis, Dyllis, Eilis, Elis, Ellis, Glynis, Hollis, Khris, Lyris, Marlis, Pali, Pallas, Palles, Paris, Parris, Pauli, Paulie, Pelia, Perris, Persis, Phalisha, Phanie, Phelia, Phemia, Phemie, Phil, Phila, Philia, Philina, Philipa, Phillie, Philly, Phylicia, Phyllisha, Poli, Polli, Pollie, Pris, Thais, Themis and Wallis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Phylis.

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