Gender Feminine
Scripts Φυλλίς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈfɪl.ɪs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "foliage" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of a woman who killed herself out of love for Demophon and was subsequently transformed into an almond tree. It began to be used as a given name in England in the 16th century, though it was often confused with Felicia.

Related Names

VariantsPhillis, Phyliss, Philis(English)
Other Languages & CulturesFiliz(Turkish)


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Phyllis and Demophon by John William Waterhouse (1907)Phyllis and Demophon by John William Waterhouse (1907)


Entry updated November 20, 2020