Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Paris m. 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; 1178x1182 Paride (abl) ChartCaen2 3; 1277 Parisius (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XX
Old French
1313 Paris Paris1313 p. 96
1313 Pariset Paris1313 p. 116
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Paris". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Paris.