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I’m convinced that Paris’ Greek name, Alexandros (“defending men”), gives us a clue as to the meaning of his name. Paris is most likely Hellenized Luwian and is thought to be related to the attested Hittite name Pari-zitis. Both languages are in the Anatolian language family. We have little knowledge of Luwian due to limited records, but etymologists know for certain that “zitis” means “man,” “husband” or “person” in that language. I can’t find the meaning of the Hittite “pari” or any similar words in Luwian, but the Hittite “pa-aḫ-sa” (“to protect, guard, defend”) could be related. I also can’t find any sources that show how to conjugate this verb, but a sentence containing the word “pa-ra-a”, found in a Hittite record called MST 75/44, has been translated by Henry A Hoffer as “Be on the lookout for it.” This proves that some conjugations add “r” and drop “s.”
arrowhead909  2/13/2018
Lieutenant junior grade Thomas Eugene "Tom" Paris, chief helmsman and an auxiliary medic aboard the USS Voyager in the 1995 UPN series 'Star Trek: Voyager'. He is played by American actor Robert Duncan McNeill who also played Cadet First Class Nicholas Locarno in the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' episode "The First Duty" (1992).

Tom's father, Admiral Owen Paris and Tom's daughter, Miral Paris also appear in 'Voyager'. In the 2010 Cryptic Studios MMORPG 'Star Trek Online', Miral Paris is a Lieutenant serving aboard USS Kirk. She is voiced by American actress Lisa LoCicero who also played an alternate future version of Miral Paris in the 'Voyager' episode "Endgame" (2001).

In the alternate timeline movie 'Star Trek Beyond' (2016), Iranian-American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo plays Commodore Paris, a character writer Simon Pegg has suggested is probably Tom Paris' grandmother (this would make her the mother of Owen Paris and also the great-grandmother of Miral Paris). The character has no stated first name.
Feorsteorra  12/13/2017
I prefer the Persian name Parisa for a girl, meaning like a fairy. I like it on a boy mainly.
XironDarkstar  12/3/2017
This is the name of my dear love. He was the first male Paris I ever met, and has much in common with what is typically associated with the Shakespearean/Greek name and its numerological characteristics. He is generous, romantic, very into the arts (perhaps unsurprisingly, a Shakespeare expert!), passionate, extremely good looking, as well as humanitarian, compassionate, strongly supportive of diversity and equal rights... everything except a misogynist! It is a wonderful name for a man.
MrsParis  10/24/2017
The name Paris was given to 84 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
Paris is such an awesome boy's name! I would use it for a boy, but I don't like it as a girl's name.
hattie98  3/25/2014
The name Paris was given to 87 baby boys born in the US in 2012. I prefer it on a boy and I wish it was used more often on boys instead of for girls after the city... No offense but it seems a little tacky to me.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
I like this name for girls, don't get me wrong, but I LOVE this name for boys. I love its history and it just makes me think of someone strong.
EkiAku  6/7/2013
Paris was a suitor of Juliet Capulet in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
aerin.mistweir  12/20/2012
Paris Paschalinus Bordone (1500-1571) was an Italian painter.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2011
In Greek, Paris can also be a nickname for Paraskevas (masculine form of Paraskevi).
geekasaurousrex  3/6/2011
As with Ariel, I like it for a boy, but not for a girl.
Lord Sapphire  3/13/2010
I hate when people are named after cities. Sorry to all the Austins and Madisons out there, but names should either be for cities or for people. Also, people always seem to forget that Paris was the name of someone other than the capital of France. Paris was a Trojan hero who wasn't very successful except in the killing of Achilles. Frankly, I don't like either of the uses of this name.
artemis16  10/30/2009
Paris Katherine Patricia Jackson, born 3rd April 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her parents are ´King of the Pop´ Michael Jackson and Deborah Jeanne Rowe.
MaggieSimpson  7/30/2009
I actually love this name for a boy, as it's strong and has deep roots in mythology. However, to anyone considering using it as such, I'd wait about 10 years for the association with the world famous whore, and the unlucky girls named this have aged out of primary school. Yet another name that Hollywood and the media have ruined (or at least damaged) for the rest of us.
paintwolf  9/25/2008
I really don't like it on a boy. It doesn't seem masculine to me. I think it is really pretty on a girl though.
Jassie  12/21/2007
I used to think this was a really lovely name for a boy, because Paris in the myths is very beautiful. Hate it for girls, though.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2007
Paris, also known as Alexandros (go figure), was in the Iliad. Son of Priam, brother of Hektor and Helenos (and 98 or children), captor of Helen.
Clodagh  10/27/2007
Name of one of the 25 children featured on the BBC's Child of Our Time series. Son of famous disabled artist Alison Lapper.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2007
This name is very masculine to me. I have no idea why. I used to like it a lot as well, until Paris Hilton came along and ruined it.
Lizdebiz  9/19/2007
Paris is also a character in Romeo and Juliet.
sqirrlie  7/1/2007
Paris is from the movie 'Troy'.
caity-bear915  11/22/2006
I don't think that Paris Hilton ruined the name. Most people think that Paris Hilton is just a fashionable ditz who says "That's Hot!". She is just another human being and has made some mistakes in her life. So has everyone else. Plus, she is being hounded by paparazzi who also make lies up for the media. She should be respected like any other human being. I think she would be really upset if she saw what people have written about her. I'm pretty sure that she is intelligent. She has just made mistakes. Tiny little mistakes that the press go wild for that we do everyday. She just wants to be young and have fun. No one wants to have responsibility. She's living life to the fullest!
Sarasponda  8/14/2006
Just because Paris is stupid doesn't mean the name Paris is ruined. And it doesn't mean that a kid named Paris is going to be stupid. My cousin's name is Paris and personally I don't think she is stupid at all.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2006
Paris Latsis (known for being Paris Hilton's ex fiancé) is one of the richest heirs in Greece. He's the son of Grigoris Kasidokostas, the Mayor of the seaside Athens suburb of Vouliagmeni and Marianna Latsis, therefore making him the grandson of Yiannis "John.S" Latsis whose fortune is estimated to be the 101st largest in the world. (Famous rival of Aristotle Onassis).
lena88  5/31/2006
Paris is a Greek name and it is masculine. I always feel strange when I come across women called Paris because it is not a female name. I mean have you ever met a woman named Peter or Michael? It's just weird.
thalia85  1/31/2006
There actually are some women named Michael! But I know what you mean. To a Greek ear in particular it must seem odd. However, since it's the name of the city, it derives from this, coincidentally, instead of the male name, I think.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
I'm not sure if this will help but ancient Greek texts use the name Paris and Alexander interchangeably. Professors I've run into have said they mean the same thing. At any-rate, it's something interesting to look into.
acallander  6/13/2005
Exactly _how_ do Paris and Alexander mean the same thing? It's true that Paris of Troy was also known by the name of Alexandros, but that doesn't mean the names can generally be used interchangeably. As far as I know, Paris comes from a word that means 'bag' or 'pouch', and Alexandros means 'defenders of men', which isn't the same by far.
that one  4/11/2011
Appropriately, "Paris" means 'to take' in Greek. And it would be best you knew something of the language before submitting worthless misinformation. And that those "professors" would best get re-educated, instead of "educating" the likes of you with what isn't and what never was.
― Anonymous User  4/15/2006
Maybe "Anonymous User" should contribue some ACTUAL information instead of berating somebody else for doing so. Your snide comments are extremely "worthless" here. What are YOUR sources? What education do YOU have? Do you hold a PhD, like a professor? Seriously, grow up. Me thinks you may be named "Paris," which would explain the attitude and pompousness.
sarahj  8/23/2006
I don't think this is the correct usage of the name, but a lot of girls in my area have been named Paris, after the city. I just thought that would be something interesting for other people to know that Paris, as a girl's name, is on the rise. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  5/21/2005

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