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Meaning and name origin

Paris \p(a)-ris\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 form: Parris.


Paris is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1060 out of 1220, Top 87%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2319 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Paris for boys. Paris reached its highest rank of #592 in the U.S. in 1991. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Paris name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Paris outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Paris and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Parrish and Paris. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Parrish, Paris in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Paris and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Paris is also pronounced similarly to Parriss and Parwiz. Other suggested similar baby names are Baris, Faris, Jaris, Parish, Parke, Parks and Pears. These names tend to be less commonly used than Paris.