foremost in importance; supreme
Our paramount concern should not be whether our family and friends will approve of our marriage, but whether we will be happy.
per ad montem (to the hill) (Latin)
paraMOUNT. (MOUNT EVEREST). IS THE biggest mountain on the earth, so something SUPREME, and BEYOND OUR REACH (LIKE MOUNT EVEREST) is paraMOUNT. paramount movies is a hollywood movies production house and their movies are considered to the most supreme of all:) hence the meaning