Given Name PARIS (1)

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Παρις (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: PA-REES (Classical Greek), PER-is (English), PAR-is (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, possibly of Luwian or Hittite origin. In Greek mythology he was the Trojan prince who kidnapped Helen and began the Trojan War. Though presented as a somewhat of a coward in the 'Iliad', he did manage to slay the great hero Achilles. He was himself eventually slain in battle by Philoctetes.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Paride (Italian)
SAME SPELLING: Paris (2)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Páris, París

Categories

Greek mythology, Iliad characters, saints, Shakespearean characters, Star Trek characters, television, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 11, 2018