Phyllis

Phyllis - A very unique female name



  Feb 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Phyllis, meaning green bough, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #185. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Phyllis and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Phyllis? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Phyllis. The baby girl name Phyllis was given to 7 baby girls in 2001, ranking #4036 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 215,134 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Phyllis peaked in popularity 90 years ago in 1929 on position 24.



Famous with this name

Phyllis Boyens
Phyllis Logan
Phyllis Calvert


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Phyllis is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Phyllis is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,817 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,817.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Phyllis is where you live.


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Phyllis origin and meaning

Phyllis is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means green bough. To see famous people named Phyllis, pop culture references for the name Phyllis and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Phyllis

We've found the following names that sound similar to Phyllis, sorted by popularity.

Phylicia / Phillis / Phylis / Phyliss / Pebbles / Philicia / Palak / Phylliss /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20014036
20005053
19993446
19983236
19972595
19962216
19952260
19942604
19931888
19921967
19912184
19901734
19891715
19881269
19871134
19861298
19851119
1984900
1983859
1982897
1981844
1980839
1979775
1978691
1977656
1976619
1975533
1974521
1973455
1972398
1971370
1970339
1969301
1968253
1967215
1966174
1965155
1964140
1963131
1962129
1961120
1960108
1959104
195894
195790
195682
195574
195475
195369
195265
195157
195053
194950
194846
194737
194641
194540
194440
194339
194237
194135
194033
193930
193828
193727
193625
193527
193428
193328
193230
193129
193028
192924
192826
192729
192633
192540
192444
192345
192253
192160
192073
191985
191880
191792
191695
191599
1914114
1913123
1912139
1911158
1910185

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2817

Even more about Phyllis


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Phyllis a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Phyllis?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1929
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Phyllis
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 215,134
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2001 births +7

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