Paradise Family History
Paradise Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from Old French paradis, denoting someone who lived by a park or pleasure garden, especially one attached to a monastery, nunnery, or cathedral. Americanized form of French Paradis or Italian Paradiso. Americanized form of a Greek family name such as Paradissis, Paradissiadis, or Paradissopoulos, from a personal name based on ancient Greek paradeisos ‘paradise’, ‘pleasure garden’, from Persian pairidaesa ‘royal park’. Americanized form of German Paradies, a German topographic name and house name and an ornamental Ashkenazic Jewish name, from Middle High German paradis(e), German Paradies ‘paradise’, ‘park’, ‘pleasure garden’ (see 1 and 3).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press