Phyllis Name Meaning & Origin
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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Phyl, Flip, Lissy
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Phyllis Diller, American actress and comedian
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Phyllis A. Whitney, American mystery novelist
Phyllis Newman, American actress
Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian writer
Phyllis Schlafly, American anti-feminist activist
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