Paris

Paris is a male Greek name, known from the ancient years, as one of the protagonists of the Trojan War.

The meaning of name Paris is not known but it should not be confused with the name of the capital city of France, which derives from a Celtic tribe, since the ancient Greek name Paris pre-exists, since the time of poet Homer.

male greek name paris

Sound of name Paris: Pá-rees

Female Version of name Paris: N/A

Nameday of Paris: N/A

Origin of name Paris – Ancient Greek name Paris

Paris is not a name included in the Greek orthodox calendar but its significance in ancient Greek mythology and history is immense.

Paris was the son of King Priam of  Troy and Queen Hecuba. Hecuba had a dream about the great trouble her unborn child would cause, so when he was born, she left the baby exposed on Mt. Ida. Normally the baby would die, but Paris was quite lucky. He was suckled by a she-bear, and then raised by a local shepherd.

Paris became a very good looking young man and was chosen by the three Goddesses, Aphrodite, Hera and Athena to choose the most beautiful among them.

Paris chose Aphrodite, who promised him the most beautiful woman on earth, who was Helen, Queen of Sparta, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. Paris took Helen with him when visited Sparta and the Greeks declared war against Troy to claim Helen and pay back the insult made by Paris. Indeed, the Trojan War started and lasted 10 years.

Paris was the one who killed the mighty Achilles, since Aphrodite revealed him Achilles’ secret: the weak spot at his heel. Troy was later destroyed and the dream of Hecuba came true.

Nicknames deriving from name Paris

Paris does not have any nicknames or diminutives. It should not be confused with name Paris that is a diminutive of name Paraskevas.

The Names’ fairy reveals the meaning of name Paris

Paris is a man who loves the arts and all beautiful things; he spends a lot of money on things that are nice and luxurious. He is usually considered a misogynous person.

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One Response to Paris

  1. Paris May 19, 2011 at 19:34 #

    Well those last things, sure does sound like me. i have no limits considering the value of money, well. i’m not rich or so.

    😉

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