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323k
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Phyllis

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Green Leaves, Foliage
  • #215 All Time
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How popular is the name "Phyllis" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 6 6 0
1881 5 5 0
1882 8 8 0
1883 15 15 0
1884 16 16 0
1885 11 11 0
1886 20 20 0
1887 18 18 0
1888 29 29 0
1889 25 25 0
1890 42 42 0
1891 31 31 0
1892 31 31 0
1893 53 53 0
1894 56 56 0
1895 65 65 0
1896 69 69 0
1897 67 67 0
1898 108 108 0
1899 111 111 0
1900 126 126 0
1901 124 124 0
1902 164 164 0
1903 150 150 0
1904 181 181 0
1905 183 183 0
1906 195 195 0
1907 262 262 0
1908 288 288 0
1909 352 352 0
1910 392 392 0
1911 527 527 0
1912 779 779 0
1913 1,059 1,054 5
1914 1,414 1,407 7
1915 2,093 2,088 5 #100 girl name
1916 2,432 2,427 5 #95 girl name
1917 2,705 2,695 10 #92 girl name
1918 3,333 3,326 7 #80 girl name
1919 3,190 3,190 0 #84 girl name
1920 3,852 3,852 0 #72 girl name
1921 4,599 4,590 9 #60 girl name
1922 4,943 4,933 10 #53 girl name
1923 5,481 5,476 5 #45 girl name
1924 6,287 6,269 18 #44 girl name
1925 6,501 6,485 16 #40 girl name
1926 6,936 6,920 16 #33 girl name
1927 7,442 7,423 19 #29 girl name
1928 7,944 7,920 24 #26 girl name
1929 8,017 7,995 22 #24 girl name
1930 7,797 7,770 27 #28 girl name
1931 7,233 7,211 22 #29 girl name
1932 7,331 7,306 25 #30 girl name
1933 7,138 7,109 29 #28 girl name
1934 7,201 7,179 22 #28 girl name
1935 7,395 7,365 30 #27 girl name
1936 7,392 7,371 21 #25 girl name
1937 7,271 7,244 27 #27 girl name
1938 7,677 7,645 32 #28 girl name
1939 7,615 7,591 24 #30 girl name
1940 7,449 7,415 34 #33 girl name
1941 7,375 7,348 27 #35 girl name
1942 7,817 7,791 26 #37 girl name
1943 7,633 7,605 28 #39 girl name
1944 7,054 7,024 30 #40 girl name
1945 6,550 6,531 19 #40 girl name
1946 8,070 8,046 24 #41 girl name
1947 9,204 9,186 18 #37 girl name
1948 7,891 7,875 16 #46 girl name
1949 7,332 7,314 18 #50 girl name
1950 6,708 6,697 11 #53 girl name
1951 6,804 6,789 15 #57 girl name
1952 6,163 6,152 11 #65 girl name
1953 5,961 5,956 5 #69 girl name
1954 5,776 5,766 10 #75 girl name
1955 5,708 5,688 20 #74 girl name
1956 5,665 5,651 14 #82 girl name
1957 5,315 5,306 9 #90 girl name
1958 5,089 5,075 14 #94 girl name
1959 4,694 4,685 9
1960 4,445 4,435 10
1961 3,854 3,838 16
1962 3,508 3,496 12
1963 3,249 3,243 6
1964 2,904 2,894 10
1965 2,473 2,466 7
1966 1,940 1,940 0
1967 1,402 1,395 7
1968 1,086 1,086 0
1969 905 905 0
1970 766 766 0
1971 632 625 7
1972 504 504 0
1973 404 404 0
1974 309 309 0
1975 325 325 0
1976 241 241 0
1977 237 237 0
1978 222 222 0
1979 204 204 0
1980 181 181 0
1981 182 182 0
1982 178 178 0
1983 172 172 0
1984 151 151 0
1985 129 129 0
1986 107 107 0
1987 120 120 0
1988 115 115 0
1989 95 95 0
1990 85 85 0
1991 81 81 0
1992 80 80 0
1993 87 87 0
1994 69 69 0
1995 69 69 0
1996 70 70 0
1997 56 56 0
1998 46 46 0
1999 43 43 0
2000 40 40 0
2001 42 42 0
2002 35 35 0
2003 29 29 0
2004 25 25 0
2005 31 31 0
2006 25 25 0
2007 24 24 0
2008 20 20 0
2009 22 22 0
2010 25 25 0
2011 20 20 0
2012 12 12 0
2013 19 19 0
2014 21 21 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Phyllis? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 323,161 babies born with the name Phyllis in the United States. That's more than enough Phyllis to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Phyllis" was in 1947 with a total of 9,186 babies. (That's a lot of baby Phyllis)

According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Phyllis" ranks #13 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 89 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1927. Across the entire United States a total of 7,442 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Phyllis" mean? The list below shows the origins of Phyllis as well as things modernly associated with the name Phyllis such as celebrities named Phyllis.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Phyllis

The name "Phyllis" is of Greek origin, and it means "Green Leaves, Foliage". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller is a stand-up comedienne, actress, and voice artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1949 to 2012. Phyllis was born in 1917 as Phyllis Ada Driver in Lima, Ohio, U.S.

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Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly is a political activist. Phyllis was born in 1924 as Phyllis McAlpin Stewart in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Phyllis George

Phyllis George is a sportscaster, actress, and first lady of kentucky from 1979 to 1983.. Phyllis was born in 1949 in Denton, Texas.

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Bebe Daniels

Bebe Daniels is an actress, dancer, singer, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1910 to 1960. Bebe was born in 1901 as Phyllis Virginia Daniels in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Phyllis Kirk

Phyllis Kirk is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Phyllis was born in 1929 as Phyllis Kirkegaard in Syracuse, New York, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

P is for pastimes, for you have many.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

L is for lucky, who is more?

L is for loyalty, that you show.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

S is for sensible, the practical side.

Your name in reverse order is "Sillyhp". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lyhispl". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Phyllis born Apr 5, 1935

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1000. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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