Paris Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Paris:
Borne in Greek legend by a son of Priam, the king of Troy, and Hecuba. Paris' kidnapping of Helen, the wife of Menelaus, set off the Trojan War.
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Paris, France is a city.
Paris has also been used in English as a surname for immigrants from the capital of France.
Paris was the young and beautiful prince of Troy who fell in love with Helen of Troy. This caused the Trojan war.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... there are at least thirteen towns in the United States named Paris - in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Vermont.
Paris is an androgynous name: Female Paris Hilton (hotel heiress) was engaged to male Paris Latsis (shipping heir) in 2005.
I am going to name my kids Paris, Sydney,and London.
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My little girl is 3 I named her Paris because my name is Loreal, so its Loreal and Paris. I also love Paris and would love to travel there with her someday!
Paris is the most gorgeous name for a girl! I can't think of a better name.
Paris is an amazing name.
The name Paris is so unique and glamorous.
I love the name Paris. I would name a girl this is I could get past Paris Hilton.
I love this name too, and I would like to name my daughter this, but I'm afraid she'd get teased about Paris Hilton.
One of my imaginary friends' names was Paris. There was a girl in my fifth-grade class named Paris and it is a very beautiful name.
I'm afraid people would ask me, "Did you name her after Paris Hilton?" No, I did NOT! I just happen to love the name! Do you think all the people who named their daughters Jennifer got asked "Did you name her after Jennifer Aniston?" No, I don't think so!
- Nicknames for Paris: | Edit
Pare, Par, Pari, P, Paresian, 'Ris, Pp, Pa,Pare Pare
- Meanings and history of the name Paris: | Edit
It is of Greek origin. Greek mythology: Paris was the young and beautiful prince of Troy whose love affair with Helen caused the Trojan war. Paris has also been used in English as a surname for immigrants from the capital of France. The city was named after the Gallic tribe that founded it, the Parisii.
- Famous real-life people named Paris: | Edit
Paris Michael Katherine Jackson
- Paris in song, story & screen: | Edit
April in Paris, 1932 song.
April in Paris, 1952 movie.
Paris Geller from the TV series "Gilmore girls" (appeared in 127 episodes)