What does Paris mean?
Paris /par-is/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Paris) is pronounced PARE-iss. It is of Greek origin. Name from Greek mythology. Also place name: Paris has also been used in English as a surname for immigrants from the capital of France. The city was named after the Gallic tribe that founded it, the Parisii. Socialite Paris Hilton.
How popular is Paris?
Paris is a very prominent first name for females (#2006 out of 4276, Top 47%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1970 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Paris for girls. Paris entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest position of #157 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #269 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)