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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 10 0 10
1882 11 0 11
1883 7 0 7
1884 8 0 8
1885 6 0 6
1886 10 0 10
1888 5 0 5
1889 7 0 7
1890 13 0 13
1892 11 0 11
1893 8 0 8
1894 12 0 12
1895 13 0 13
1896 7 0 7
1897 7 0 7
1898 7 0 7
1899 6 0 6
1900 9 0 9
1901 9 0 9
1903 11 0 11
1904 6 0 6
1906 10 0 10
1907 9 0 9
1908 12 0 12
1909 14 0 14
1910 6 0 6
1911 8 0 8
1912 22 0 22
1913 22 0 22
1914 27 0 27
1915 29 0 29
1916 31 0 31
1917 46 8 38
1918 52 7 45
1919 52 8 44
1920 49 5 44
1921 29 0 29
1922 40 0 40
1923 68 6 62
1924 45 9 36
1925 28 0 28
1926 38 9 29
1927 37 0 37
1928 29 0 29
1929 32 0 32
1930 30 6 24
1931 35 7 28
1932 26 0 26
1933 22 0 22
1934 29 0 29
1935 20 0 20
1936 23 0 23
1937 19 0 19
1938 31 0 31
1939 26 0 26
1940 18 0 18
1941 24 7 17
1942 35 5 30
1943 47 9 38
1944 44 10 34
1945 38 0 38
1946 38 9 29
1947 40 8 32
1948 51 10 41
1949 34 10 24
1950 38 12 26
1951 50 11 39
1952 34 6 28
1953 43 16 27
1954 48 20 28
1955 58 26 32
1956 111 35 76
1957 83 32 51
1958 68 22 46
1959 93 45 48
1960 119 56 63
1961 140 77 63
1962 136 77 59
1963 129 68 61
1964 137 67 70
1965 125 66 59
1966 97 39 58
1967 113 49 64
1968 106 44 62
1969 125 59 66
1970 183 63 120
1971 185 57 128
1972 144 44 100
1973 98 45 53
1974 126 51 75
1975 113 34 79
1976 123 48 75
1977 128 50 78
1978 112 51 61
1979 150 58 92
1980 175 66 109
1981 188 82 106
1982 235 109 126
1983 210 109 101
1984 262 137 125
1985 348 204 144
1986 438 295 143
1987 487 315 172
1988 471 293 178
1989 597 367 230
1990 673 439 234
1991 779 483 296
1992 804 529 275
1993 837 570 267
1994 729 510 219
1995 678 474 204
1996 635 433 202
1997 668 491 177
1998 768 565 203
1999 743 570 173
2000 783 585 198
2001 684 541 143
2002 745 617 128
2003 1,274 1,157 117
2004 2,246 2,150 96
2005 1,783 1,693 90
2006 1,348 1,261 87
2007 934 864 70
2008 760 684 76
2009 835 774 61
2010 1,061 983 78
2011 1,006 932 74
2012 1,269 1,182 87
2013 1,340 1,233 107
2014 1,319 1,223 96
2015 1,292 1,208 84

Fun Facts about the name Paris

  • How many people with the first name Paris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,167 babies born with the first name Paris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Paris to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Paris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Paris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Paris is Tuesday, January 25th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Paris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Paris was in 2004 with a total of 2,150 babies. That's a lot of babies named Paris!
  • Random Paris Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paris ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 47 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Paris: Your name in reverse order is Sirap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pisar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Paris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,707 people with the last name Paris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Paris? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Paris as their last name.

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Popularity of Paris as a first name

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Popularity of Paris as a last name

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Common last names for Paris

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  • Brown
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  • Young
  • Lewis
  • Bailey
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Paris U.S.
  White 75.24% 64.26%
  African American 12.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Paris

People with the last name Paris are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Paris" mean? The list below shows the origins of Paris as well as things modernly associated with the name Paris such as celebrities named Paris.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Paris

The name "Paris" is of Greek origin, and it means "From Paris, France". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Par"is
A plant common in Europe (Paris quadrifolia); herb Paris; truelove. It has been used as a narcotic.

Note: ☞ It much resembles the American genus Trillium, but has usually four leaves and a tetramerous flower.

Etymology: From Paris, the son of Priam

noun Par"is
The chief city of France.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
  2. A town in northeastern Texas
  3. (Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War
  4. Sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae
Paris in Tennessee has its own Eiffel Tower.
  1. The capital city of France.
  2. Any place named after the French city, including:
    1. a small city in Idaho, USA, and county seat of Bear Lake County.
    2. a city in Tennessee, USA, and county seat of Henry County.
  3. A surname​ for someone who came from Paris, or a patronymic derived from Patrick.
  4. A male given name from the surname.
  5. A female given name of modern usage, usually from the French city.

Original sense refers to the city in France. From Middle English Paris, from Old French Paris, from the Late Latin name of an earlier settlement, Lutetia Parisiorum "Lutetia of the Parisii", from Latin Parisii, a Gaulish tribe.

  1. The capital city of France.
  2. Any place named after the French city, including:
    1. a small city in Idaho, USA, and county seat of Bear Lake County.
    2. a city in Tennessee, USA, and county seat of Henry County.
  3. A surname​ for someone who came from Paris, or a patronymic derived from Patrick.
  4. A male given name from the surname.
  5. A female given name of modern usage, usually from the French city.

Borrowing from Ancient Greek Πάρις (Páris).

  1. (Greek mythology) A Trojan prince who eloped with Helen.
  2. A male given name from the Trojan hero.

    Paris was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Catalan, Danish, French, German, Old French, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, and Turkish

    Notable Persons With the Name Paris

    Paris Hilton

    Paris Hilton is a socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, dj, businesswoman, and author. She was most active from 2000 to present. Paris was given the name Paris Whitney Hilton by her parents Richard Hilton and Kathy Hilton on February 17th, 1981 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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    Paris Themmen

    Paris Themmen is an actor, casting director, and entrepreneur. Paris was born on June 25th, 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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    Paris Berelc

    Paris Berelc is an actress and model. Paris was born on December 29th, 1998.

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    Paris Jackson

    Paris Jackson is a football player. Paris was born on July 24th, 1980 in Vancouver.

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    Paris laxmi

    Paris laxmi is an important individual.

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    P Money

    P Money is a grime music and dubstep rapping. His ongoing career started in 2005. P was given the name Paris Moore-Williams on April 8th, 1989.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Paris

    Saint Denis of Paris

    Saint Denis of Paris was a saint. He holds the title Bishop and Martyr. Saint was born in 3 in Roman Italy. He left this life in 250.

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    Anne Shirley

    Anne Shirley was an actress. She was most active from 1922 to 1922. Anne was given the name Dawn Evelyeen Paris on April 17th, 1918 in New York City, New York, U.S. Anne is also known as Dawn O'Day. She passed away on July 4th, 1993.

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    Jerry Paris

    Jerry Paris was an actor and director. He has had major accomplishments since 1949. Jerry was given the name William Gerald Paris on July 25th, 1925 in San Francisco. He died on March 31st, 1986.

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    Paris

    Paris is a political hip hop and west coast hip hop musician. He has been prominent since 1989. Paris was given the name Oscar Jackson, Jr. on October 29th, 1967.

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    Mica Paris

    Mica Paris is a soul music, gospel music, contemporary r&b, and jazz singing and presenter. She has been prominent since 1985. Mica was given the name Michelle Antoinette Wallen on April 27th, 1969 in Islington, London, England.

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    Bob Paris

    Bob Paris is a notable person. Bob was given the name Robert Clark Paris on December 14th, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana.

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    • Dimitri from Paris
      (composer)
    • John Paris
      (musician)
    • Saint Germain of Paris
      (saint)
    • Adelaide of Paris
      (important individual)
    • SQUAT THEATRE in Paris
      (noteworthy human)
    • Bubba Paris
      (football player)
    • Tito Paris
      (musician)
    • Dominik Paris
      (athlete)
    • Jeff Paris
      (noteworthy individual)
    • Francois de Paris
      (leading individual)
    • Sidney De Paris
      (noteworthy human)
    • Daniel Paris
      (notable person)
    • John Davis Paris
      (influential individual)
    • Percy A. Paris
      (MLA for Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank)

    What does the name Paris mean?

    Pis for patience, the best of you!

    Ais for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

    Ris for realist, the way you are.

    Iis for impressive, your list of qualities.

    Sis for serene, your calm time.

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