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What does Parish mean?

Parish Pronunciation of Parish [parish] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Parish) has its root in Old French, and Parish means "ecclesiastical locality". Parish is an alternate form of Parrish (Old French): place name.


2 alternative forms via Parrish: Parris and Parriss.

Creative forms:
(male) Palish, Perish, ..

(female) Parcia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Parish Aarush (P.A.), ..

How popular is Parish?

Parish is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#2327 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Parish entered the list in 1991 and reached its top rank of #1856 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Parish listed in the Top 2000 are Parris and Parrish. Adoption of these forms of Parish was more pronounced in 1993 (average #1574).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Baris, Cash, Faivish, Faris, Farrish, Fish, Gadish, Ganesh, Garith, Hamish, Harish, Hersh, Hirsh, Jabesh, Janesh, Jaris, Koresh, Mahesh, Marsh, Nash, Padric, Pagiel, Paice, Paige, Pain, Paine, Pali, Palila, Par, Paris, Parke, Parken, Parker, Parkes, Parkin, Parkins, Parks, Parnel, Parr, Parrey, Parrie, Parry, Parson, Parton, Parvez, Parviz, Parwiz, Pasha, Patin, Patric, Patrice, Patrick, Patrik, Pats, Patsy, Pears, Poriel, Price, Prime, Primo, Prinz, Prior, Purvis, Purviss, Tavish, Walsh and Zariah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Parish.