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.

Categories

Greek mythology, Iliad characters, male to female, Romeo and Juliet characters, saints, Star Trek characters, television, uncertain etymology
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Paride (Italian)
SAME SPELLING: Paris (2)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Páris, París
Entry updated July 11, 2018