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Paris

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Paris mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Paris

"Paris" is a name 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
Wiktionary
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 Named Paris

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

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

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    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 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 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 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 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 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 was given the name Robert Clark Paris on December 14th, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana.

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    How popular is the baby name Paris in the U.S.?

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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 263 138 125
    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 746 617 129
    2003 1,275 1,158 117
    2004 2,246 2,150 96
    2005 1,783 1,693 90
    2006 1,349 1,262 87
    2007 934 864 70
    2008 761 685 76
    2009 836 775 61
    2010 1,061 983 78
    2011 1,007 933 74
    2012 1,269 1,182 87
    2013 1,344 1,237 107
    2014 1,320 1,224 96
    2015 1,296 1,212 84
    2016 1,232 1,152 80

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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

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Williams
    • Jones
    • Davis
    • Brown
    • Wilson
    • Walker
    • Miller
    • Young
    • Lewis
    • Bailey
    • Moore

    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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    Fun Facts about the name Paris

    • How Popular is the name Paris? Paris is the 1,230th most popular name of all time. As a last name Paris was the 2,033rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Paris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,415 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 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paris ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 104 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2016.
    • 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 Prsai. 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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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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