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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Parris

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Alt. Meaning

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

S is for sensible, the practical side.

Notable Persons Named Parris

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Parris Glendening is a governor. He was most prominent from 1995 to 2003. Parris was born on June 11th, 1942.

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Parris Mosteller is an actor, voice actor, and musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Parris was given the name Parris Hank Mosteller on July 5th, 2001 in New York City, New York, United States.

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Cha Cha is a hip hop music rapping. She was most active from 1999 to 2004. Cha was given the name Parris Lynell Fluellen .

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Parris Duffus is a soccer player. He was most prominent from 1992 to 2003. Parris was born on January 27th, 1970 in Denver.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Parris

Teyonah Parris is an actress. She was most prominent from 2010 to 2010.

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Samuel was born in 1653 in London. He left this life on February 27th, 1720.

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Matthew Parris is a politician, journalist, and politics of the united kingdom. Matthew was born on August 7th, 1949 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Nikita Parris is a soccer player for the Manchester City W.F.C., Everton L.F.C., England women's national under-17 football team, England women's national under-19 football team, and England women's national under-20 football team. Nikita was born on March 10th, 1994 in Toxteth, England.

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Patricia Parris is a voice acting and voice actress. Patricia was given the name Patricia E. Parris on February 13th, 1950.

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George Parris is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Brentford F.C., Bristol City F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., IFK Norrköping, Southend United F.C., Kettering Town F.C., St. Leonards F.C., Shoreham F.C., and English Schools' Football Association. George was born on September 11th, 1964 in Barking, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 5 0 5
1925 7 0 7
1927 9 0 9
1934 6 0 6
1936 6 0 6
1940 7 0 7
1942 21 0 21
1943 24 0 24
1944 9 0 9
1945 6 0 6
1946 7 0 7
1947 22 0 22
1948 20 0 20
1949 12 0 12
1950 12 0 12
1951 11 0 11
1952 13 0 13
1953 10 0 10
1954 9 0 9
1955 11 0 11
1956 12 0 12
1957 14 5 9
1958 30 6 24
1959 17 0 17
1960 41 11 30
1961 39 8 31
1962 32 13 19
1963 37 10 27
1964 41 9 32
1965 30 12 18
1966 26 7 19
1967 23 0 23
1968 44 11 33
1969 18 0 18
1970 43 9 34
1971 45 11 34
1972 16 0 16
1973 27 8 19
1974 26 5 21
1975 16 0 16
1976 18 5 13
1977 25 0 25
1978 27 11 16
1979 26 10 16
1980 43 12 31
1981 39 12 27
1982 37 9 28
1983 39 11 28
1984 45 6 39
1985 60 23 37
1986 51 25 26
1987 72 35 37
1988 65 21 44
1989 66 29 37
1990 91 39 52
1991 105 47 58
1992 111 54 57
1993 121 58 63
1994 80 38 42
1995 78 45 33
1996 87 50 37
1997 80 44 36
1998 99 53 46
1999 79 47 32
2000 74 44 30
2001 64 45 19
2002 57 33 24
2003 75 55 20
2004 97 77 20
2005 86 66 20
2006 52 35 17
2007 64 46 18
2008 51 34 17
2009 56 35 21
2010 55 41 14
2011 62 52 10
2012 51 36 15
2013 41 31 10
2014 55 39 16
2015 33 24 9
2016 40 26 14
2017 27 22 5

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Popularity of Parris as a first name

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Popularity of Parris as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Parris U.S.
  White 66.00% 64.26%
  African American 25.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Parris

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

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Fun Facts about the name Parris

  • How Popular is the name Parris? Parris is the 4,846th most popular name of all time. As a last name Parris was the 2,839th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Parris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,388 babies born with the first name Parris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Parris to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Parris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Parris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Parris is Saturday, August 9th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Parris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Parris was in 2004 with a total of 77 babies.
  • Random Parris Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Parris is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Parris: Your name in reverse order is Sirrap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rpsria. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Parris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,710 people with the last name Parris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Parris? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Parris 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).
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