16th October 2019

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What is the origin of the name Paris?

It is of Greek origin. Greek mythology: Paris was the young and beautiful prince of Troy whose love affair with Helen caused the Trojan war. Paris has also been used in English as a surname for immigrants from the capital of France. The city was named after the Gallic tribe that founded it, the Parisii.

What was the name of Paris before it was called Paris?

Lutetia was renamed Paris in 360 AD, taking its name from the Gallic Parisii tribe name. The name had already been used for centuries as an adjective ("Parisiacus").
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