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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #215 most popular

What does the name "Phyllis" mean?

Phyllis (Greek): Green Leaves, Foliage

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

P is for playful, the fun side of you.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

Y is for young, the years never show!

L is for lucky, who is more?

L is for loyalty, that you show.

I is for ideals, no higher!

S is for select, as few are chosen.

Your name in reverse order is "Sillyhp". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Shyipll". 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.

How popular is the name "Phyllis" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Phyllis" ranks #24 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 162 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1937. Across the entire United States a total of 7,271 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Phyllis popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Phyllis in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Phyllis

Phyllis Diller

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


Phyllis Schlafly

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


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.


Bebe Daniels

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


Phyllis Kirk

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


Past life for Phyllis born Apr 23, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yugoslavia approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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