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Origin & Meaning

The name Paris is of French origin.

The meaning of Paris is "city in france, greek myth namae".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "from Paris".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 269  in baby name popularity for girls with 1218 occurrences.  It ranked 1617 in popular baby names for boys with 96 occurrences. 

View the Paris Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Paris has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Paris to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Paris include Parris.

The name Paride is a form of Paris.

Other Tidbits

Paris falls into the name categories Greek myth, place.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Paris Hilton.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Paris in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Paris.

Just for fun, see the name Paris in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Paris in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.