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FOR REAL: Phyllis comes from Greek meaning "foliage." Phyllis was a tragic figure in Greek mythology, whose story was told in various poems and songs throughout the centuries. In the USA, the name Phyllis hit its peak of popularity in the late 1940s, and has been steadily declining ever since. However, if you take into account the most popular names of women of all ages, Phyllis came in at #93 in 1990 (the last year for which I can find this data).

diminutives: Phyl

related names: Phyllida