Paisley Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: Paisley is also the name of a town in Scotland, famous for its historic abbey and the paisley pattern.

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A Deep Dive

Paisley Overview

Meaning

Church

Gender

Girl, Gender-neutral

Origin

English, Scottish

Etymology

Derived from a town in Scotland known for its abbey and distinctive pattern.

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈpeɪzli/

Popularity

Popular in the US, often in the top 100 baby names.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

33 (Nurturing, Spiritual, Expressive, Altruistic)

Name Styles

Modern, Popular, Cool, Cute

Associated Traits

Artistic, creative, traditional, stylish
A Deep Dive

Paisley Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Paislee, Paizley, Paizlee, Paysley, Paisli, Paesley, Payslee

Common Nicknames

P, Lele, Paz, Pazzy, Izzy, Lia, Pippa

Diminutives

Pais, Lee, Paisy, Lele

Famous People

  • Brad Paisley
    (Country Singer)
  • Paisley Wu
    (Singer and TV Host)
  • Paisley Rekdal
    (Poet)
  • Paisley Currah
    (Political Scientist)
  • Paisley Dodds
    (Journalist)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Paisley Houndstooth
    (Disney's "DuckTales," TV Show)

Places

  • Paisley Town
    (Renfrewshire, Scotland)
  • Paisley Park
    (Minnesota, USA)
  • Paisley Caves
    (Oregon, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Paisley?

Paisley means “church.” It has a spiritual connotation, reflecting a place of worship and community.

What Is the Origin of The Name Paisley?

Paisley originates from English and Scottish roots. It is derived from the name of a town in Scotland known for its historic abbey and the distinctive paisley pattern.

Paisley Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Paisley in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#522021#532022#562023
Top 3 Rankings#452015#452017#462016

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Paisley

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202356
(-3 from 2022)
3727
(-317 from 2022)
0.21307
202253
(-1 from 2021)
4044
(-246 from 2021)
0.22554
202152
(-3 from 2020)
4290
(-77 from 2020)
0.23946
202049
(+4 from 2019)
4367
(+93 from 2019)
0.24705
201953
(-1 from 2018)
4274
(-88 from 2018)
0.23293
201852
(-7 from 2017)
4362
(-593 from 2017)
0.23456
201745
(+1 from 2016)
4955
(+74 from 2016)
0.26229
201646
(-1 from 2015)
4881
(-207 from 2015)
0.25213
201545
(+8 from 2014)
5088
(+589 from 2014)
0.26081
201453
(+27 from 2013)
4499
(+894 from 2013)
0.22997
201380
(+24 from 2012)
3605
(+683 from 2012)
0.18701
2012104
(+90 from 2011)
2922
(+1278 from 2011)
0.15066
2011194
(+44 from 2010)
1644
(+318 from 2010)
0.08484
2010238
(+80 from 2009)
1326
(+303 from 2009)
0.06763
2009318
(+132 from 2008)
1023
(+323 from 2008)
0.05052
2008450
(+162 from 2007)
700
(+209 from 2007)
0.03361
2007612
(+212 from 2006)
491
(+164 from 2006)
0.02320
2006824
(+222 from 2005)
327
(+99 from 2005)
0.01564
20051046
(+170 from 2004)
228
(+45 from 2004)
0.01123
20041216
(+642 from 2003)
183
(+84 from 2003)
0.00907
20031858
(-175 from 2002)
99
(-10 from 2002)
0.00493
20021683
(+94 from 2001)
109
(+9 from 2001)
0.00552
20011777
(+123 from 2000)
100
(+11 from 2000)
0.00505
20001900
(+538 from 1999)
89
(+30 from 1999)
0.00446
19992438
(+91 from 1998)
59
(+5 from 1998)
0.00303
19982529
(+27 from 1997)
54
(+4 from 1997)
0.00279
19972556
(-216 from 1996)
50
(-6 from 1996)
0.00262
19962340
(-358 from 1995)
56
(-13 from 1995)
0.00292
19951982
(-225 from 1994)
69
(-14 from 1994)
0.00359
19941757
(-129 from 1993)
83
(-10 from 1993)
0.00426
19931628
(+154 from 1992)
93
(+12 from 1992)
0.00472
19921782
(+460 from 1991)
81
(+23 from 1991)
0.00404
19912242
(+160 from 1990)
58
(+7 from 1990)
0.00285
19902402
(+408 from 1989)
51
(+12 from 1989)
0.00248
19892810
(+176 from 1988)
39
(+5 from 1988)
0.00196
19882986
(+271 from 1987)
34
(+6 from 1987)
0.00177
19873257
(+388 from 1986)
28
(+5 from 1986)
0.00149
19863645
(+2809 from 1985)
23
(+13 from 1985)
0.00125
19856454
(+1014 from 1982)
10
(+2 from 1982)
0.00054
19840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19827468
(+660 from 1981)
8
(+1 from 1981)
0.00044
19818128
(+49 from 1980)
7
No change from 1980
0.00039
19808177
(-3934 from 1978)
7
(-9 from 1978)
0.00039
19790
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19784243
(+1645 from 1977)
16
(+6 from 1977)
0.00097
19775888
(+3396 from 1976)
10
(+5 from 1976)
0.00061
19769284
(-1605 from 1974)
5
(-1 from 1974)
0.00032
19750
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19747679
(-247 from 1973)
6
No change from 1973
0.00038
19737432
(-142 from 1972)
6
No change from 1972
0.00039
19727290
(-1473 from 1970)
6
(-2 from 1970)
0.00037
19710
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19705817
(-362 from 1969)
8
No change from 1969
0.00044
19695455
(+188 from 1968)
8
(+1 from 1968)
0.00045
19685643
(+1159 from 1967)
7
(+2 from 1967)
0.00041
19676802
(-238 from 1966)
5
No change from 1966
0.00029
19666564
First SSA data recorded
5
First SSA data recorded
0.00028
19650
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19640
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19630
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19620
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19610
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19600
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19590
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19580
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19570
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19560
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19550
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19540
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19530
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19520
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19510
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19500
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19490
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19480
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19470
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19460
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19450
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19440
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19430
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19420
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19410
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19400
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19390
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19380
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19370
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19360
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19350
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19340
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19330
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19320
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19310
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19300
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19290
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19280
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19270
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19260
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19250
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19240
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19230
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19220
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19210
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19200
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19190
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19180
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19170
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19160
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19150
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19140
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19130
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19120
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19040
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Paisley

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#772021#682022#852023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1652021#1582022#1572023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#202021#362022#282023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#732021#812022#922023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#422021#322022#452023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#192021#242022#292023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#282021#442022#512023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#472021#492022#592023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#252021#252022#222023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#402021#422022#422023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#172021#182022#162023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#122021#82022#112023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#152021#142022#182023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#212021#182022#232023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#192021#222022#202023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#982021#952022#1192023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#472021#562022#432023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#612021#602022#682023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1222021#1692022#1552023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#532021#872022#942023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#162021#242022#312023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#62021#92022#162023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#42021#112022#182023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#702021#692022#982023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#682021#722022#632023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#442021#272022#352023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#362021#462022#672023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#162021#272022#342023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#32021#102022#62023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#762021#712022#1012023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#262021#332022#422023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#102021#202022#162023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#322021#222022#302023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#982021#1172022#902023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#632021#1042022#862023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1702021#2042022#2102023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#2872021#2622022#2952023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#312021#72022#142023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#302021#102022#112023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#382021#262022#202023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#502021#582022#642023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#382021#302022#322023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#292021#602022#462023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1712021#2402022#2592023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#412021#112022#92023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1742020#612021#1722023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#262021#132022#212023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1072021#252022#592023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#722021#652022#1052023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1092019#1202021#1052022

Popularity Rankings for Paisley in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#812021#962022#1412023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1522019#1462020#1572021

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#1782020#3632021#3952023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#2022021#3802022#1832023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2982021#2662022#3912023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#5172021#3572022#2962023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#6892018#9742020#7452021

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Paisley a Name for Boys or Girls?

Paisley is commonly given to girls, though it can be used for boys as well. It has become increasingly popular as a feminine given name in recent years.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Paisley

Paisley in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Brad Paisley (Country Singer, born 1972): An American country music singer and songwriter known for hits like "Whiskey Lullaby" and "She's Everything." He has won multiple Grammy Awards.
  • Paisley Wu (Singer and TV Host, born 1971): A Hong Kong singer and television presenter who gained fame in the 1990s for her musical talents and charismatic presence on TV.
  • Paisley Rekdal (Poet, born 1971): An American poet and essayist, known for her collections such as "Nightingale" and "Animal Eye."
  • Paisley Currah (Political Scientist): A Canadian political scientist who advocates for transgender rights, known for his research and writings on gender identity and public policy.
  • Paisley Dodds (Journalist): An American journalist and investigations editor at The New Humanitarian, recognized for her in-depth reporting on global humanitarian issues.
  • Paisley Houndstooth (Disney's "DuckTales," 2017 TV Show): A character from the Disney's TV show. She is a fashion-forward and scheming villain known for her stylish yet devious personality.
  • Paisley Town (Renfrewshire, Scotland): A historic town known for its beautiful architecture, textile heritage, and the famous Paisley pattern.
  • Paisley Park (Minnesota, USA): The private estate and recording studio of the late musician Prince, now a museum open to the public.
  • Paisley Caves (Oregon, USA): An important archaeological site where evidence of ancient human activity dating back over 14,000 years has been found.

Similar Names to Paisley

  • Churchill
  • Kirk
  • Eglise
  • Chaplin
  • Priestley

Sibling Names for Paisley

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