[ 2 syll. pa-ris, par-is ] The baby girl name Paris is also used as a boy name, though it is more frequently a girl name. It is pronounced in English as PAER-ihS or PEHR-ihS †. Paris is of Old Greek origin and it is used mainly in English. The name has in modern times been used as a female name. See Paris for more information.
Paris is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1980s up to the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only very light use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2004 with 0.107% of baby girls being named Paris. It had a ranking of #157 then. The baby name has dropped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #329 with a usage of 0.053%, but it was nevertheless the most regularly used among all girl names in its family. Although Paris is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1984 that it was more popular with boys. After 1985, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. There were 3 times more baby girls than boys who were named Paris in 2000.
Baby names that sound like Paris include Paryse, Paryss, Parysse, Paras, Parca, Parcae, Parcee, Parcia, Parise, Parish, Parsae, Parys, Perah, Percha, Perouze, Persa, Perseis, Persia, Persis, and Persiss.
† Pronunciation for Paris: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
A famous person named Paris is Socialite Paris Hilton, born 17 February 1981.