Infographic of Phyllis name meaning, which is “A green bough,” from the Greek phylleion, green herbs, but, figuratively, a sweetheart or a pretty country girl, in allusion to the character in Virgil’s Ec logues.
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Phyllis Name Popularity

How popular is the name Phyllis? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 185 329 0.0934%
1911 158 476 0.1278%
1912 139 758 0.1503%
1913 122 1,029 0.1815%
1914 114 1,373 0.197%
1915 100 2,068 0.2276%
1916 95 2,403 0.2488%
1917 92 2,673 0.2672%
1918 80 3,319 0.3093%
1919 84 3,175 0.3032%
1920 73 3,832 0.3446%
1921 60 4,576 0.3996%
1922 53 4,933 0.4428%
1923 45 5,467 0.4881%
1924 44 6,265 0.5395%
1925 40 6,484 0.5737%
1926 33 6,914 0.6286%
1927 29 7,424 0.6707%
1928 26 7,914 0.7396%
1929 24 7,994 0.7718%
1930 28 7,766 0.7435%
1931 29 7,207 0.7302%
1932 30 7,303 0.7392%
1933 28 7,109 0.7631%
1934 28 7,178 0.7425%
1935 27 7,367 0.7581%
1936 25 7,371 0.7652%
1937 27 7,240 0.7347%
1938 28 7,638 0.7461%
1939 30 7,590 0.7462%
1940 33 7,414 0.6975%
1941 35 7,340 0.6522%
1942 37 7,788 0.6167%
1943 39 7,598 0.582%
1944 40 7,020 0.5664%
1945 40 6,527 0.5352%
1946 41 8,040 0.5449%
1947 37 9,183 0.5501%
1948 46 7,875 0.4933%
1949 50 7,314 0.4547%
1950 53 6,689 0.4154%
1951 57 6,788 0.4004%
1952 65 6,145 0.352%
1953 69 5,960 0.3368%
1954 75 5,751 0.3146%
1955 75 5,685 0.3091%
1956 82 5,647 0.299%
1957 90 5,305 0.2757%
1958 94 5,073 0.2684%
1959 104 4,675 0.2461%
1960 108 4,429 0.2338%
1961 120 3,821 0.2024%
1962 129 3,480 0.1896%
1963 131 3,229 0.1799%
1964 140 2,881 0.1637%
1965 155 2,449 0.1498%
1966 174 1,908 0.1222%
1967 215 1,363 0.0898%
1968 253 1,049 0.0699%
1969 300 866 0.0562%
1970 338 741 0.0466%
1971 370 598 0.0398%
1972 397 470 0.0345%
1973 454 368 0.0284%
1974 521 279 0.0215%
1975 530 281 0.0219%
1976 615 205 0.0159%
1977 652 199 0.0148%
1978 682 184 0.0137%
1979 763 158 0.0112%
1980 825 138 0.0094%
1981 833 136 0.0093%
1982 884 120 0.008%
1983 843 127 0.0086%
1984 888 116 0.0078%
1985 1,098 82 0.0054%
1986 1,256 57 0.0038%
1987 1,102 83 0.0054%
1988 1,237 69 0.0044%
1989 1,667 39 0.0024%
1990 1,692 43 0.0026%
1991 2,066 25 0.0015%
1992 1,991 28 0.0018%
1993 1,819 36 0.0023%
1994 2,415 17 0.0011%
1995 2,108 23 0.0015%
1996 2,055 25 0.0017%
1997 2,366 17 0.0011%
1998 2,794 11 0.0007%
1999 2,980 10 0.0007%
2000 3,787 5 0.0003%
2001 3,299 7 0.0005%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 3,745 5 0.0004%
2014 0 0%
2015 0 0%
2016 0 0%
2017 0 0%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%
2020 0 0%
2021 0 0%

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What names are variants of Phyllis?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Phyllis.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Filis

Greenery

Greek

Fillis

Greenery

Greek

Fillys

Greenery

Greek

Fyllis

Greenery

Greek

Philis

Greenery

Greek

Phillis

Greenery

Greek

Philys

Greenery

Greek

Phylis

Greenery

Greek

Phyliss

Greenery

Greek

Phyllida

Greenery

Greek

Phyllie

Greenery

Greek

Phylliss

Greenery

Greek

Phyllys

Greenery

Greek


What names sound like Phyllis?

If you like how Phyllis sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Phyllis.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Phyllicia

Lucky, fortunate, happy

Latin

Wallis

“The chosen one,” from the Germanic waljan, to make a choice.

English


What names are similar to Phyllis?

Find a name that’s like Phyllis, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Clematis

Climbing plant

Greek

Phillida

Greenery

Greek

Phylicia

American


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