Meaning and name origin
Parrish \p(a)-rri-sh\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Parrish), is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Parrish is "ecclesiastical locality". Place name. A parish is the area under the care of one pastor or priest.
For more information, see also the related boy name Paris.
Parrish is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#600 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Parrish for boys. Parrish reached its highest rank of #812 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Parrish and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Parrish and Paris. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Farrish. Like Parrish, this name is not commonly used.