What does Phyllis mean?
Phyllis [phyl-lis] as a girls' 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.
(female) Phelis, Phyll, ..
(male) Phyllo, Phylvis, .. Middle name pairings:
Phyllis Charley (P.C.), ..
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)
Phyllis reached its highest rank of #27 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Phyllis are Phillis, Phylicia, Phylis and Phyliss. These forms of Phyllis reached the peak of their popularity 9 decades ago (average #1013), but now, the version Phyllis has become less trendy.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Allis, Collis, Dallis, Dellis, Dylis, Dyllis, Ellis▲, Hollis, Pallas, Palles, Phelia, Philia, Phillie, Phillina, Philline, Phillipa, Phillira (see Philyra), Philly, Phyllicia, Phyllisha, Polli, Pollie and Wallis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Phyllis.See names in meaning and etymology.