What does Phyllis mean?
Greek mythology: a character of this name dies for love, then is transformed into an almond tree. The name is used by poets to stand for the idealised country lass. Poet Phyllis McGinley; commedienne Phyllis Diller.
How popular is Phyllis?
Phyllis is a very popular first name for women (#93 out of 4276, Top 2%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Phyllis for girls. Phyllis reached its highest rank of #27 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Phyllis and related names. Popular variation forms of Phyllis are Phillis, Phylicia and Phylis. These forms of Phyllis reached the peak of their popularity 7 decades ago (average #727) and are now less popular, with versions like Phylicia becoming less trendy.
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Recommended similar baby names are Allis, Collis, Dallis, Dellis, Dylis, Dyllis, Ellis, Hollis, Pallas, Palles, Phelia, Philia, Phillie, Phillina, Philline, Phillipa, Phillira, Philly, Phyllicia, Phyllisha, Polli, Pollie▼ and Wallis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Phyllis.