What does Parrish mean?
Parrish [par-rish] 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.
Associated with: priest (monk).
Related boy name: Paris.Creative forms:
(male) Perish, Perrish, ..
(female) Parchy, Parri, .. Middle name pairings:
Parrish Tyree (P.T.), ..
How popular is Parrish?
Parrish is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#632 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Parrish was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #841 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Paris (#1787 via latest list), Parish and Parris are the prominent variation forms of Parrish appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Parrish was widespread among parents 22 years ago (median #1338) and has become much diminished since, with the version Paris becoming somewhat dated.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Faivish, Farris, Farrish, Gadish, Garrith, Hamish, Harish, Harris, Harriss, Marsh, Padric, Parkes, Parkin, Parkins, Parks, Parr, Parrey, Parrie, Parry, Parviz, Parwiz, Patric, Patrice, Patrick▼, Patrik, Perrie, Perrin, Purvis, Purviss and Tavish. These names tend to be more commonly used than Parrish.