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Gender: Female Meaning of Parisa: "like a fairy" Origin of Parisa: Iranian/Persian

Parisa Origin and Meaning

The name Parisa is a girl's name of Persian, Iranian origin meaning "like a fairy".

Funny how one letter can turn a name from ordinary to special. Parisa is so much more distinctive than either Marisa or Paris.

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tfzolghadr Says:

2016-05-10T08:12:36

Parvaneh would be the Persian name meaning 'butterfly'. Parisa are faeries/ angels from ancient, pre-Islamic Persia. Probably not related...

tfzolghadr Says:

2016-05-10T08:10:55

Exactly. Long ee. It comes from Farsi, which has no 'ih' sound.

tfzolghadr Says:

2016-05-10T08:10:01

Perhaps... But when they showed little kids on Iranian tv, sooooo many of them were named Parisa. And we heard the name quite a bit outside while in Iran. It was a major reason that we opted against this name...

Lena_Aline Says:

2016-03-20T17:20:40

No, they are not related at all, but Parisa would be a cute nickname for Mariposa.

luella_madison Says:

2016-01-31T01:51:10

But...it's not said like Paris with an a.

SimoneKadele Says:

2016-01-10T02:55:55

Beautiful meaning.

luella_madison Says:

2015-09-25T23:00:17

I know one; she pronounces it pa-REE-sa. It's definitely not said with the same 'ih' sound as Lily.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-07-25T10:43:23

For people who like Paris for a girl, but don't like it's traditional masculinity or current Hilton reference, Parisa seems like the perfect option. Personally, I'm not quite sure how it is that such a beautiful name is not at all popular but, oh well. I suppose at the end of the day its rarity is simply another positive.

juliabrowneyes Says:

2015-07-25T09:00:34

How is this name pronounced? Does it rhyme with Marisa (puh-RISS-uh)? Or is it pronounced more like the city (PAIR-iss-uh)? Or something else?

juliabrowneyes Says:

2015-07-25T08:49:58

Maybe this could be a nickname for Mariposa for a character or something. I wonder if Parisa and Mariposa are related in any way? Nameberry says Parisa is Iranian/Persian while Mariposa is Spanish, so maybe not, but they do kind of sound/look alike and have similar meanings ("like a fairy" and "butterfly").

juliabrowneyes Says:

2015-07-25T08:34:01

Paris can sound kind of trashy-chic. Parisa is much more sophisticated.

rabia_chrisden Says:

2014-07-21T00:01:34

This name is very beautiful I like it.

Giinkies Says:

2014-03-21T06:27:26

I really am surprised this name isn't more popular, given the popularity of Paris. The place name association is maintained whilst the 'a' at the end really distances this name from Ms. Hilton.

Parisa1377 Says:

2014-03-04T05:52:17

Let me tell you something people say that my name is very very old because it's also mentioned in the history, and people are looking for modern names so you won't find a baby with my name anymore

tfzolghadr Says:

2014-03-03T16:17:18

Yeah, that's my meaning. I have yet to meet a single non-Persian Parisa... which is strange, as it's such a beautiful name (and one that really could work so well in English)!

Kisa Says:

2014-03-03T13:39:44

I quite like the name Parisa, I think it's certainly capable of crossing cultural lines.

Parisa1377 Says:

2014-03-03T06:59:12

Although I must say my name isn't popular anymore people often go for names in movies or television program

Parisa1377 Says:

2014-03-03T06:51:11

Yes i am

tfzolghadr Says:

2014-02-28T10:33:49

Are you Persian, though?

Parisa1377 Says:

2014-02-27T10:05:28

Actually my name is parisa and I live outside Iran

tfzolghadr Says:

2014-02-08T15:47:15

A very common name in Iran, this is the perfect balance of frill and strength. Unique in the US, you probably won't meet another Parisa outside the Persian community. The link to pari, angel/ faerie creatures from Persian myth makes this name enchanting!