Paris Name Meaning & Origin

Paris

Pronunciation: PA-ris (key)

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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Nicknames for Paris

Pare, Par, Pari, P, Paresian, 'Ris, Pp, Pa,Pare Pare

Meanings and history of the name Paris

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

Paris Hilton
Paris Michael Katherine Jackson
Paris Palcit
Paris McClellon

Paris in song, story & screen

April in Paris, 1932 song.
April in Paris, 1952 movie.
Paris Geller from the TV series "Gilmore girls" (appeared in 127 episodes)

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