In Paramus' name
A Journey into Paramus
Yes, we know that Paramus comes from Native American origins.
But just what does it mean ?
The area that became northern New Jersey was occupied for thousands of years by prehistoric indigenous peoples. At the time of European encounter, it was settled by the historic Lenape people. The Lenape language word for the area, Peremessing, which meant that it had an abundant population of wild turkey, was anglicized to become the word "Paramus". Another variation is that the word means "pleasant stream".