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What does Parris mean?

Parris Pronunciation of Parris [par-ris] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Parris) has its roots in Greek and Old French, and the name Parris means "ecclesiastical locality". Parris is a variant form of Paris (Greek). Parris is also a variation of Parrish (Old French): place name.

Associated with: greek.


Parris has 1 variant: Parriss.

1 more different relation via Paris, Parrish: Parish.

Creative forms:
(male) Patris, Peris, ..

(female) Parce, ..

Middle name pairings:
Parris Bode (P.B.), ..

How popular is Parris?

Parris is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2764 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Parris entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #1488 in the U.S. in 1993, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Parris listed in the Top 2000 are Paris (#1787 the previous year), Parrish and Parish. These forms of Parris reached the height of their popularity in the year 1993 (average #1338) and are now significantly less popular, with the version Paris becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names

Parris is alike in pronunciation to Parwiz. Other suggested similar names are Arris, Baris, Barric, Barrie, Borris, Darrin, Darriq, Darrius, Faris, Farrin, Farris, Farrish, Ferris, Garrie, Garrin, Harri, Harrie, Harris, Harriss, Jaris, Jarrid, Jarrin, Jarvis, Larrin, Morris, Norris, Padric, Parke, Parkes, Parkin, Parkins, Parks, Parr, Parrey, Parrie, Parry, Parviz, Patric, Patrik, Pears, Percie, Perrie, Perrin, Piers, Purvis, Tarrin, Terris and Warrin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Parris.