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Whether it was inspired by the city, the character from Greek mythology or even a certain heiress and reality star, the baby name Paris has become quite popular in recent years. While it's used for both boys and girls, it's more common for girls these days. It pairs well with a variety of middle names, and despite its popularity, it still feels a bit elegant and exotic.

Meaning of the name Paris:

French: City name
Celtic: Craftsmen

Origin of the name Paris:

Paris is the name of the capital city of France. The city's origins date back to ancient times when the people who inhabited the area called it Paris, which was derived from the Celtic word “parisio,” which meant “craftsmen” or “working people.”

Symbolism of the name Paris:

New parents may choose the baby name Paris to symbolize their French heritage or a passion for travel. Because the city Paris is often called the “City of Lights,” some new parents may find symbolism here too.

Style of the name Paris:


Gender of the name Paris:

Paris is a name for both boys and girls, though it's more common for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Paris:


Number of syllables in the name Paris:


Emotion evoked from the name Paris:

The baby name Paris evokes images of someone who is compassionate and wants to help change the world.

Alternative spellings for the name Paris:

  • Peris
  • Parris
  • Pariss
  • Pares
  • Perris

Nicknames for the name Paris:


Popularity of the name Paris:

Paris has been a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States since 1985, according to the Social Security Administration. It ranked at number 419 in 2020. The name has also ranked for boys on and off throughout the 20th century. In 2000, it ranked at number 815.

Related names for the name Paris:

Great middle names for Paris and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Paris:

  • Paris Hilton (reality show star and heiress)
  • Paris Jackson (model, actress and singer)
  • Paris Bennett (singer)
  • Paris Smith (actress and singer)
  • Paris Wells (musician)

Parises in popular culture:

  • Count Paris (character in the play “Romeo and Juliet”)
  • Paris (character and Panthenon in the Marvel Comics Universe)
  • Paris Carver (character in the “James Bond” books and movie)
  • Paris Geller (character on the TV show “Gilmore Girls”)
  • Paris Bennett (character in the Marvel Comics Universe)
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