Either Ancient Greek Πάρις, a Hellenization of an unidentified Luwian name of uncertain origin, probably related to the Hittite name Pari-zitis, or a derivative of Latin Parisii, the name of a Gallic tribe living around the river Seine who gave their name to the city Paris.
The name of a Greek mythological hero and perpetrator of the Trojan War and a 4th C saint.
- ● 1147x1162 Paris (nom) clairvaux-12thc 52;
1156 Parisium (acc) CartYonne1 CCCLXXXI;
1163–64 Paris (nom) clairvaux-12thc 109;
1164 Paris (nom) ibid. 120;
1277 Parisius (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XX
- Old French
- ● 1313 Paris Paris1313 p. 96
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Paris". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Paris.