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Paris (girl)

What does Paris mean?

Paris Pronunciation of Paris as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Paris) is pronounced PARE-iss. It is of Greek origin. Name from Greek mythology. Also place name: Paris has also been used in English as a surname for immigrants from the capital of France. The city was named after the Gallic tribe that founded it, the Parisii. Socialite Paris Hilton.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, mythology, surname


VARIANTS Parisa, Parissa, Parris, Parrish

(female) Pais, ..

(male) Parce, ..

Paris Elliott (P.E.), ..

How popular is Paris?

Paris is a very prominent first name for females (#2006 out of 4276, Top 47%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1970 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Paris entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #157 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #329 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Paris is alike in pronunciation to Perris. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Amaris, Caris, Carlis, Charis, Chris, Claris, Cris, Damris, Doris, Edris, Eris, Idris, Iris, Janis, Karis, Khris, Kris, Loris, Lyris, Maris, Marlis, Marris, Mavis, Meris, Neris, Pali, Pania, Parish, Pavia, Pazia, Pazit, Peri, Persis, Pris, Tais, Tanis, Tris and Vardis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Paris.