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Gender: Male Origin of Paris: French place-name

The name Paris is a boy's name of French origin. Paris and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose: Alphabetical".

From the experts:

The first famous Paris was a mythological prince of incredible beauty. The most recent was media darling Paris Hilton, inspirer of a generation of baby-girl namesakes. But since Pierce Brosnan and other celebs have continued to use it for their sons, the name retains some masculine identity. For girls, it jumped from #464 to #412 in the past year alone.

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Famous People Named Paris

Saint Paris, Bishop of Teano
Paris Themmen, American actor
Paris Michael Lenon, American football player
Paris K.C. Barclay, American film director
Paris Elia, Cypriot footballer
Paris Jackson, Canadian rugby player
Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Greek shipping heir and one-time fiance of Paris Hilton
Paris Beckett Brosnan (b. 2001), son of actor Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith
Jack Paris Brinkley Cook (b. 1995), son of supermodel Christie Brinkley

Pop Culture References for the name Paris

Paris, Greek mythological prince whose judgement of the three goddesses and kidnapping of Helen sparked the Trojan War
Paris, character in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
Paris Minton, from TV series "Fallen Angels"
Paris Bennett aka Exodus, character in Marvel's X-Factor comics
Paris aka Nathan Taylor, character in Marvel Comics' Pantheon
"Paris", song by The Chainsmokers
Paris, Texas, USA

Parese, Paree, Parys, Parris, Paras, Parie, Pares


Linnie Says:


I've always thought this name is much better on boys. Paris the prince!

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I wouldn't call Paris Hilton a 'media darling', to be perfecty honest. A lot of people consider the name Paris to be tacky and lower-class now thanks to her less than sterling image over the years. However, when used for a boy, it is easier to be rid of such a (for some people) undesirable association. Still, my main issue with this name is that, if used, people will automatically think I named my son after the place as opposed to choosing it for its historic roots, which stem back long before it became a place name. Some people wouldn't mind that but I've personally never been a fan of obvious place names. Still, it is a very handsome choice.

hmg1204 Says:


I actually like this name better on boys than girls

Chrissy425 Says:


Played this character in a 9th grade play for English.