A famous bearer of the name is Paris Moore from Dance Moms Season 8.
lunaroid  11/27/2020
I think this can ALSO work well with a girl! As a feminine name, it sounds so soft, delicate and so fragile. This name is Graceful and Dainty!
LionB3  5/30/2020
I agree LionB3! I really love this name, graceful, beautiful, and works very well on boys. I like the name France, but this is SO much better.
Stars123  2/4/2021
This is pronounced differently in French. Personally, I consider Paris an extremely overrated city and other parts of France and European cities are just as beautiful, but it is a lovely city.

In French, it would be pronounced Pair-ee.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2020
Despite the absolutely hideous association with that horrible person Hilton, I think it is a pretty solid name. I also love the capital city of France. As someone already said before me, this name has both good and bad aspects to it, so I will stay neutral about this name. :)
MrNameGuy250  8/4/2019
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: Greek Mythology, French (Modern), English (Modern)
Pronounced: PA-REE (French)
RHAWK3935  7/24/2019
Since I find the French city adorable but don't like that Hilton woman, I'm kinda going to be neutral with this.
wh0sbad  7/17/2019
Lovely as a capital city of France the name was derived from, but as a given name, it turns out to be as controversial as many of us weren't expecting it to be. It also originated as the name of the treacherous Prince of Troy from the Iliad alongside Hector, and then of Juliet's suitor from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. As a given name, aside from the Hilton person nobody likes, I fall on the sidelines as many tend to be.
RHAWK3935  5/29/2019
I love the name Paris, it is a beautiful name. I’m picking between the name Autumn and Paris for my pet.
HazelThePupperoo  12/20/2018
Paris is a lovely name for both girls and boys.
kayisforkeen  8/14/2018
All I can think of is that dumb blond bimbo Paris Hilton.
Curious me  7/23/2018
The Parsii (or Parsi) were a tribe located in Gaul (France) per Julius Caesar's Gallic War Commentaries, and also according to Ptolemy (an astronomer, geographer in Alexandria, Egypt, (100CE to 177CE) were also located in Roman Britain. Some scholars have suggested that their name comes from a type of hollowed out boat they used at that time.

However, long before these came into being, a young dandy named Paris of the Trojan War (circa 1200BC) was on the scene. He was a belated and ultimately destructive addition to the Trojan royal family. The name was an alternative name to Alexander, as Bill is to William or Harry is to Henry. The name is probably Luwian, the language of the Trojans of that period.

There can be 2 exact names with different histories. Albania and Albania in the Caucasus, now referred to Caucasian, Albania are countries with the same name but different etymologies. The Caucasian Albania from the Roman Latin meaning mountains, and the Balkan country today is named from a tribe called the Albani who lived in the Balkans circa 150AD. However, both share a common root, alb, which is an Indo-European word meaning mountainous, hilly, possibly from the term 'alp'.

I don't know why people of either sex would be embarrassed by their name being the same as Paris Hilton. She is not an everyday character and fades out of public view more each year. Think of how much you would hate your name if it were-----Donald or Hillary!
desertares  6/21/2018
I personally like the name Paris, I think it's a very pretty name. I also have two friends named Paris and they are very nice and funny to be around. A lot of people disagree with the fact that I say Paris is a pretty name but that's their opinion and here's mine. So yeah, I totally think it's a pretty awesome name to have.
Audseywodsey  5/7/2018
Call me crazy, but I think Paris is a cool name, for both boys and girls. For those who say it's the name of a city so it's bad, the name is older than the city Paris. As for the Paris Hilton association, she probably won't be popular in a couple of years.
Kitandkat  3/26/2018
My name is Paris and I hate it because I hate Paris Hilton. Paris Jackson makes it reasonable, but yea.
realparisbaron  2/16/2018
Paris Geller is a character on the comedy/drama series Gilmore Girls.
Tatumarore  3/24/2017
Paris is an amazing name.
JediYodaE  2/4/2017
Paris? After that Hilton girl? No, thanks!
TyrannosaurusRegina  2/2/2016
I still like the name and I even named my cat Paris. I don't really see it as a male name, to be honest. I always felt it as a female name.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2015
This name is Greek of origin, NOT ENGLISH. Firstly, it's very trashy to name a kid after a city, whatever city that might be, it appears very DESPERATE to look upper class. Secondly, the whole Paris poor Hilton association, forget that.
JamesLambert  11/2/2015
Sure, Paris is an awesome city, but I wouldn't name my daughter (or son) after the capital of my country. Plus there's that horrible, trashy Hilton girl.
Acajou  8/19/2015
Unique names like this eventually seem commonplace and I, for one, end up preferring the old classics.
fugfacedmermaid  12/27/2014
Never liked this name, even before I heard of the Hilton woman.
EstherTester  1/20/2013
I don't like this name all that much, but I love the city Paris, France. Isn't that why most people name their daughters Paris is because they love the city, or gave birth there? I think so. As far as Paris Hilton and her reputation, well, everyone has demons. It all depends on how much you like the name.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2012
I don't like this name at all, it may have been okay but whenever I think of it on a person I automatically think of Paris Hilton (Sorry if you like her) who is crazy famous for spending her daddy's money and making a sex tape. She has no talent what so ever!. She has completely ruined this name!
― Anonymous User  12/17/2011
I used to like this name, but then I heard of Paris Hilton. Enough said.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2010
I like this name, one of my faves. I think it's upperclass since "Paris Hilton" has it. Very unique and not that common, however, in Greek Paris is a short form of the male name "Paraskevas" and is very common.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2010
I think it would work as a middle name, say Keelin Paris, and pronounced the French way pair-EE.
mariej2  3/13/2010
Paris is a very pretty name and very feminine but feminine only! Paris Jackson gave me a whole new view on this name and rescued it from its totally ruined tag - I thank her for saving this lovely name!
starz26  1/24/2010
I love this name and have done since Michael Jackson named his daughter this when I was 8. I'm definitely going to name my daughter this one day.
Disney2009  8/12/2009
Paris Jackson has completely redeemed the name in my eyes. Funny how certain bearers can do that. I like it a lot.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2009
Please NEVER name your child this! It is sort of ugly and it just looks like you want your child to be the next Paris Hilton. My impression of the name Paris, for a person who ISN'T PARIS HILTON is a fat redneck. Sorry.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2009
Paris Hilton ruined this name completely. Sorry to anyone who likes her (if there is anyone) but it's true.
kool_babe14  5/8/2009
If you name your daughter Paris after the French capital please note that the name of the city is not pronounced "PER-is" in French. They pronounce it "puh-REE". It reminds me of the name Brittany which is a region in France only that the French call it Bretagne. So naming your daughter Paris after the city and then pronouncing it the English way just seems kind of weird.

I like the name Paris on a boy, though. I'd pronounce it PAR-is rather than PER-is.
Lily8  8/9/2008
I wouldn't recommend this name. Paris Hilton ruined it for everyone.
bananarama  8/4/2008
If you think it's a pretty name, go ahead and use it! I'm not generally a big fan of place names, but this one doesn't sound quite as tacky as Dakota, Montana, Dallas, and other atrocious names that sound so unsophisticated and trashy. At least Paris is almost normal by now, and Paris is a beautiful and sophisticated city. I wouldn't use the name myself, but hey, as long as you don't live in France or even Europe, it can't be that bad. I don't get the hatefest towards Paris Hilton anyway. She won't be talked about nearly this much when she's middle-aged. She may be spoiled and ditzy, but she's HARMLESS.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
Awful, trashy cheap and vulgar.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2008
This name always sounded feminine to me, even before Paris Hilton. I feel sorry for any boy with this name.
jasmineenimsaj  3/25/2008
A sad fact of life- who will people think of when they hear the name of your son/daughter? Bingo. Wait till the heiress is dead. It's a very pretty name, though.
jolidanstitre  2/14/2008
I love this name it's pretty, I'd use it on a girl. I like seeing it on boys as well. To the poster saying "don't name your kid after a talentless so and so forth" just because one uses the name Paris DOES NOT mean it's after Paris Hilton.
tigerlilly  2/7/2008
Please, please, no. Please do not name your kid after a talentless, jailed, rehab-bound, bottle-blonde heiress. It would be more horrible than naming her after Brit or Lindsay, considering this is a far more unique name.
jolidanstitre  12/29/2007
This was one of my middle names, and though named after my grandmother's maiden name, I always really disliked it, even before I even knew of Paris Hilton, which made me even more ashamed of the name. It is one of those names given by moronic people who want to give their child an elegant "sophisticated" name.
― Anonymous User  11/4/2007
Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's daughter, bears this name.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2007
Paris is a boys name. I'm alwys slightly irked when people name girls Paris.
VictoriaCalledTori  8/10/2007
Just because of a silly trendsetter Paris Hilton doesn't mean the name is ruined forever. I consider it a snotty girls name but, it's still a good name.
80226_hottie  8/9/2007
Paris means 'bets' in French.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2007
Personally, I think Paris Hilton ruined this name!
skylar_22  6/15/2007
My French teacher told me that a Parisii was not a tribe, but actually a type of boat made from a hollowed out log which the early tribes of people used around the area that became Paris. The city was later named for that type of boat when the Romans invaded.
skatergirl2  5/29/2007
When I was 7 years old I had a friend name Paris and I used to really like it but now with the whole Paris Hilton think I don't really like this name anymore.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2007
This is my favorite girls name. I am planning to name my daughter this in the future. Really pretty despite the Hilton association.
Jassie  5/7/2007
I see Paris as a gender-neutral name, seeing how Paris was the son of King Priam of Troy and there are more than a few men with this name. The name has grown on me, although it is not a particular favorite of mine. And especially not since Paris Hilton, famous for being an heiress with outrageous antics, came into the picture.
gaelruadh19  1/1/2007
EW! I seriously think Paris Hilton RUINED this name forever!
xKatiex  10/29/2006
I used to completely consider using this name. Paris Hilton completely ruined that idea, just like she completely ruins everything else.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2006
I really like this name, I even liked it before Paris Hilton entered the spotlight and I kind of hate her for ruining this name for me - at least a bit.
mcqueen  7/8/2006
I think this is a nice name for both boys and girls, although the recent surge of girls with this name may make it awkaward to name your son this. But, I must admit, Paris Hilton has quite spoilt the name for me. I can't stand the mention or sight of her.
beautyofwords9  3/6/2006
Paris is Bucky Lasik's eldest daughter's name.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
I don't like this name for either gender. It was originally masculine, despite the fact of its recent popularity outbreak in females. To me, Paris should be the name of just the city and the character in Greek mythology, not the name of males, and especially not females.
AndrewJKD  11/24/2005
You can also pronounce it Par-ees.
Tbird  8/27/2005
Correction: a man in Greek Mythology was called Paris. I do not like this name and I don't like Paris Hilton. And no offense, but so far I've seen girls with this name and they are spoiled brats.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2005
Paris Hilton is the heir to the Hilton hotel fortune, a model, and has done some acting. She starred in The Simple Life with Nicole Richie and in the film House of Wax. She also has her own line of jewellery and perfume.
skywalker  7/3/2005
I like the name Paris for a girl - Paris Hilton, and Micheal Jackson's daughter is also named Paris. I do not like it for a boy's name - Paris's boyfriend right now, and I think that there is an actor with a son named Paris. I don't think it sounds right on a boy/man.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2005

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