Meaning and Name Origin
Parrish \p(a)-rri-sh\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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 on this name, see also the related boy name Paris.
Parrish is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#600 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Parrish for boys. Parrish was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #812 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Parrish and affiliated names. The only other prominent variation form of Parrish appearing in the Top 1000 is Paris. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in the year 1991 and has become much less since, with the version Paris becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Farrish. Like Parrish, this name is not commonly used.