- A surname.
1973 January 31, Ken Fathers, “Schmautz Gets Winner, Polis The Car”, in The Windsor Star, page 33:
- Don't even think about the odds that Bobby Schmautz of Vancouver Canucks would score the winning goal or that Greg Polis of Pittsburgh Penguins would win the car.
1973 May 2, Associated Press, “Carol Polis loves judging those bouts”, in Sarasota Herald-Tribune, page 3C:
- Carol Polis, who figures she's the world's only lady boxing judge, is having the time of her life— but two things bother her a bit.
2009 August 10, Associated Press, “Colo. delegation votes party lines on hate crime”, in KXRM, www.coloradoconnection.com:
- Jared Polis of Boulder is the first openly gay man elected to Congress as a non-incumbent.
- A patronymic surname.