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Phyllis meaning and name origin
Phyllis \ph(yl)-lis\ as a girl's name is pronounced FILL-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Phyllis is "greenery". 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.
A suggested similar baby name is Phyllisha.
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Popularity of Phyllis
Phyllis is a very popular first name for females (#93 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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