Phyllis Name Meaning & Origin

Phyllis

Pronunciation: FI-lis (key)

Origin of the name Phyllis:

A borrowing from the Greek, Phyllis is derived from phyllon (a leaf). The name is borne in Greek mythology by a girl who hanged herself for love and was transformed into an almond tree.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Phyllis

Phyl, Flip, Lissy

Meanings and history of the name Phyllis

Pronounced: FIL-is

Famous real-life people named Phyllis

Phyllis Diller, American actress and comedian
Phyllis Hyman, African-American actress and soul singer
Phyllis A. Whitney, American mystery novelist
Phyllis Newman, American actress
Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian writer
Phyllis Schlafly, American anti-feminist activist

Phyllis in song, story & screen

Phyllis Lapin Vance On The Office
Phyllis Summers On The Young And The Restless

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