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What does Paris mean?

Paris Pronunciation of Paris 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Par-, greek, mythology, beautiful (handsome), prince (king), war, surname




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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)

Paris reached its peak rank of #592 in the U.S. in 1991, and is presently at #1787. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paris name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Parish, Parris and Parrish are the popular varying forms of Paris (#1787 LAST YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Paris was at its most widespread 22 years ago (AVERAGE #1338) and has become much less since, with the version Paris becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paris, Parish, Parris, Parrish in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Paris is pronounced similarly to Parriss, Parwiz and Perez. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aris, Arris, Baris, Boris, Chris, Cris, Davis, Faris, Farris, Harris, Idris, Jaris, Jarvis, Joris, Kris, Moris, Nuris, Padric, Pain, Pali, Par, Parish, Parke, Parkes, Parkin, Parkins, Parks, Parr, Parrie, Parry, Parviz, Patin, Patric, Patrik, Pats, Pears, Purvis, Tavis and Tris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Paris.