The name Parish was formed when Anglo-Saxon tribes were ruling over Britain. The meaning of Parish is 'ecclesiastical locality'. 'It derives from the Saxon tribes called Parisii. They originally lived beside the Humber river. However, it is also assumed that the name might be a reference to Paris in France. In some cultures, it could also mean a highly religious place. Whatever may be the reason for the derivation of this name, it is sure that it is one of the popular names for boys all over the world.