No, we're not talking about the Chainsmokers song. Greek mythology fans might be attracted to the name because of Paris’s riveting history: He was the handsome Trojan prince who kidnapped the beautiful Helen, queen of Sparta, and started the Trojan War. His antics must have impressed many medieval parents because they started naming their male babies Paris. Fashionable parents might name their child Paris after the always-chic capital of France. Whatever their reasons, Americans were picking the name for their baby girls by the end of the 20th century. Michael Jackson gave it to his daughter in 1998.

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