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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Phillis

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Wiktionary

A less common spelling of Phyllis.

  1. A female given name.

From Philip + genitive (mainly patronymic) suffix -s.

  1. A surname​.

    Notable Persons Named Phillis

    Phillis Wheatley was a writer. Phillis was born in West Africa. She left this life on December 5th, 1784.

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    Phillis was born on November 19th, 1894. She died on June 27th, 1977.

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    Phillis was born in 1955.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Phillis

    Tom was born on April 9th, 1934 in Sydney, Australia. He left this life on June 6th, 1962.

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    Robbie was born on April 27th, 1956.

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    Jodi Phillis is a pop music, indie rock, and adult contemporary music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to 1989. Jodi was given the name Jodi Christine Phillis on April 11th, 1965 in Melbourne.

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    Bob was born on December 3rd, 1945. He died on December 22nd, 2009.

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    Fred was born on September 9th, 1948.

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    Max Phillis is a sports team member for the Ossett Town F.C.

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    How popular is the baby name Phillis in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1882 6 6 0
    1890 5 5 0
    1892 6 6 0
    1893 8 8 0
    1894 9 9 0
    1895 10 10 0
    1896 8 8 0
    1898 11 11 0
    1899 5 5 0
    1900 7 7 0
    1902 7 7 0
    1903 9 9 0
    1904 5 5 0
    1906 6 6 0
    1907 9 9 0
    1908 6 6 0
    1909 8 8 0
    1910 8 8 0
    1911 9 9 0
    1912 9 9 0
    1913 13 13 0
    1914 21 21 0
    1915 9 9 0
    1916 25 25 0
    1917 32 32 0
    1918 26 26 0
    1919 48 48 0
    1920 39 39 0
    1921 35 35 0
    1922 42 42 0
    1923 38 38 0
    1924 45 39 6
    1925 42 42 0
    1926 43 43 0
    1927 53 53 0
    1928 50 50 0
    1929 48 48 0
    1930 54 54 0
    1931 44 44 0
    1932 41 41 0
    1933 45 45 0
    1934 36 36 0
    1935 45 45 0
    1936 54 54 0
    1937 52 52 0
    1938 50 50 0
    1939 47 47 0
    1940 49 49 0
    1941 41 41 0
    1942 76 76 0
    1943 80 80 0
    1944 62 62 0
    1945 57 57 0
    1946 87 87 0
    1947 108 108 0
    1948 93 93 0
    1949 118 118 0
    1950 94 94 0
    1951 101 101 0
    1952 84 84 0
    1953 79 79 0
    1954 77 77 0
    1955 70 70 0
    1956 91 91 0
    1957 75 75 0
    1958 83 83 0
    1959 71 71 0
    1960 95 95 0
    1961 70 70 0
    1962 68 68 0
    1963 71 71 0
    1964 66 66 0
    1965 70 70 0
    1966 45 45 0
    1967 44 44 0
    1968 47 47 0
    1969 25 25 0
    1970 27 27 0
    1971 20 20 0
    1972 27 27 0
    1973 28 28 0
    1974 16 16 0
    1975 18 18 0
    1976 9 9 0
    1977 9 9 0
    1978 9 9 0
    1979 5 5 0
    1980 8 8 0
    1981 10 10 0
    1982 6 6 0
    1983 11 11 0
    1984 7 7 0
    1985 6 6 0
    1987 9 9 0
    1988 7 7 0
    1989 5 5 0
    1992 8 8 0
    1999 5 5 0
    2000 8 8 0

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    Popularity of Phillis as a first name

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    Popularity of Phillis as a last name

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    Common last names for Phillis

    • Williams
    • Smith
    • Jones
    • Johnson
    • Wilson
    • Martin

    Common first names for Phillis

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Phillis U.S.
      White 86.15% 64.26%
      African American 11.02% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.88% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.37% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Phillis

    People with the last name Phillis are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Phillis

    • How Popular is the name Phillis? Phillis is the 4,593rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Phillis was the 24,431st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Phillis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,683 babies born with the first name Phillis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phillis to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phillis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Phillis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phillis is Thursday, December 11th, 1873.
    • What year had the most people named Phillis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phillis was in 1949 with a total of 118 babies.
    • Random Phillis Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Phillis is not a popular baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1949.
    • Weird things about the name Phillis: Your name in reverse order is Sillihp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iipllhs. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Phillis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,025 people with the last name Phillis.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Phillis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Phillis as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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