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What does Parry mean?

Parry /par-ry/ as a boys' name is of Old Welsh origin, and the meaning of Parry is "son of Harry". Also an English variant of Perry. Composer Hubert Parry.


Parry has 2 variants: Parrey and Parrie.

Parry has 1 more related form via Perry: Perrie.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Padry, Pardy, ..

(female) Parly, Parro, ..

How popular is Parry?

Parry is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#3240 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Parry and corresponding names. The only prominent alternative form of Parry (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Perry (#1236 in 2014). This form of Parry was favored by parents in the 1880s (usage of 0.11%) and has become significantly less common since (usage 0.01%, 93% less), with Perry becoming less in vogue. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Perry in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Parry is pronounced similarly to Piero. Other recommended names are Arry, Barry, Berry, Camry, Cary, Clarry, Corry, Curry, Darry, Derry, Garry, Gary, Gerry, Harry, Horry, Jary, Jerry, Jorry, Kerry, Korry, Larry, Lary, Lawry, Lorry, Mabry, Maury, Morry, Murry, Orry, Paddy, Paley, Par, Paris, Parke, Parks, Parr, Parris, Patryk, Patsy, Patty, Pauly, Pearcy, Percy, Qadry, Rorry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be more commonly used than Parry.