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Popularity
323k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Phyllis

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Boys

How popular is the baby 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 125 125 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 3,189 3,189 0 #84 girl name
1920 3,852 3,852 0 #72 girl name
1921 4,600 4,591 9 #60 girl name
1922 4,944 4,934 10 #53 girl name
1923 5,481 5,476 5 #45 girl name
1924 6,286 6,268 18 #44 girl name
1925 6,501 6,485 16 #40 girl name
1926 6,936 6,920 16 #33 girl name
1927 7,443 7,424 19 #29 girl name
1928 7,943 7,919 24 #26 girl name
1929 8,018 7,996 22 #24 girl name
1930 7,797 7,770 27 #28 girl name
1931 7,234 7,212 22 #29 girl name
1932 7,332 7,307 25 #30 girl name
1933 7,137 7,108 29 #28 girl name
1934 7,200 7,178 22 #28 girl name
1935 7,396 7,366 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 7,374 7,347 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 8,071 8,047 24 #41 girl name
1947 9,203 9,185 18 #37 girl name
1948 7,890 7,874 16 #46 girl name
1949 7,334 7,316 18 #50 girl name
1950 6,707 6,696 11 #53 girl name
1951 6,805 6,790 15 #57 girl name
1952 6,164 6,153 11 #65 girl name
1953 5,964 5,959 5 #69 girl name
1954 5,773 5,763 10 #75 girl name
1955 5,708 5,688 20 #74 girl name
1956 5,665 5,651 14 #82 girl name
1957 5,316 5,307 9 #90 girl name
1958 5,087 5,073 14 #94 girl name
1959 4,695 4,686 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 2,905 2,895 10
1965 2,472 2,465 7
1966 1,938 1,938 0
1967 1,403 1,396 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 13 13 0
2013 19 19 0
2014 22 22 0
2015 22 22 0

Fun Facts about the name Phyllis

  • How many people with the first name Phyllis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 323,186 babies born with the first name Phyllis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phyllis to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phyllis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Phyllis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phyllis is Saturday, February 13th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Phyllis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phyllis was in 1947 with a total of 9,185 babies. That's a lot of babies named Phyllis!
  • Random Phyllis Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Phyllis ranks 39th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 96 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1943.
  • Weird things about the name Phyllis: Your name in reverse order is Sillyhp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hspliyl. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Phyllis as a first name

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Common last names for Phyllis

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Young
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
  • Harris

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.

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.

From Ancient Greek Φυλλίς (Phullís, “foliage”).

  1. (Greek mythology) A girl who killed herself for love, and was turned into an almond tree.
  2. A female given name derived from the mythological character.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Phyllis

Phyllis Davis
Phyllis Hyman
Phyllis Logan
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Wise
Phyllis Fierro Nurse Practitioner
Phyllis Schneck

Alternative Meanings

Pis for pioneer, your adventuresome spirit.

His for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

Sis for special, you are, you know!

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