What does Paris mean?
Paris /par-is/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Paris) is pronounced PARE-iss. It is of Greek origin. Greek mythology: Paris was the young and beautiful prince of Troy whose love affair with Helen caused the Trojan war. 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. See also Parrish.
Paris▼ has 1 variant: Parris.more]
How popular is Paris?
Paris is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1060 out of 1220, Top 87%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#1970 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Paris for boys. Paris reached its peak rank of #592 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Paris and corresponding names. Parrish is the only other popular varying form of Paris ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in 1991 (usage of 0.204%) and has become much less since, with the version Paris becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)