Paisley Name Meaning & Origin

Paisley

Pronunciation: PAYZ-lee (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Paisley: | Edit

A patterned fabric is the first thing that comes to mind when I hear this name. I think paisley is a beautiful name that is not extremely rare or common.

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My toddler was born in 2015, her name is Paisley Rae. I call her Pooter, no idea why. We get a lot of compliments about her and her name. I talked to a friend of mine and her niece was named Paisley Mae.

My toddler's name is Paisley Raye, and we absolutely love it. It fits her perfectly. We get a LOT of comments on it because it is so different. We call her Pais for short.

I'm a woman and my name is Paisley. I was born in 1978, so a lot of people ask me if my parents were hippies. (They're not...haha) My father chose it. He said he wanted me to have a name that no one else had but that wasn't so odd that people had trouble pronouncing it and wasn't so unusual that it didn't seem like a name. I think he and my mother succeeded in that. I've always loved my name and the unique identity that came with it.

We named our toddler Paisley Faye (^^ great minds!) and we just love it. It's never been misspelled or mispronounced. She gets Pay-pay, Paize, Paye-Faye for nicknames.

My 6 year old daughter is named Brooke Paizlie! I named her that because her father didn't like Paisley as a first name! It is beautiful. a year after i had my daughter, another dim-witted girl in my same small town named her daughter Brooke Paisley & coincidently their last names both start with T. I was really proud of my daughter's very original name but there is always those who cannot be original. I was glad i had altered the spelling of Paisley at least.

We named our 3 month old daughter Paisley Eva and I've had tons of compliments on it!

Nicknames for Paisley: | Edit

Paize, Pastry, Pastie, Paz, Paypay

Our Paisley was born in 1994. It wasn't until after she was walking and talking that I realized I could never dress her in Paisley patterns, because that would be too cutsey. Fortunately she came to love the idea of her name and adopted the paisley pattern as her personal symbol in her teens.

My hubby calls our little girl "Pasil" (rhymes with basil)- totally weird but I think it's funny!

Meanings and history of the name Paisley: | Edit

The name Paisley comes from a town in Scotland that made the Indian/Persian design we know today as "paisley" famous with shawls woven in their textile mills during the 1800s. Since this pattern had its roots in the cottage industries of Paisley Abbey, it is interesting to note the word "Paisley" itself is a Scottish derivation of the Greek word, "Basilica" meaning "church".

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It's use as a girl's name has gained popularity beginning in 2006 and moving upward on the top 1000 name list.

Contrary to what Baby Name Wizard says on its NameMapper, Paisley is in the top 100 in Utah (#87 in 2008), and perhaps other states, but their info only goes through 2007.

Famous real-life people named Paisley: | Edit

Brad Paisley, Country Singer

Paisley McKnight, daughter of CuteGirlsHairstyles mom Mindy McKnight

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my Name is Paisley Fay jackson i'm 20 years old and from south wales , i find it crazy that so many people have not only my first name but the same or close middle name to me.
nick names , pay pay , pais, pasty , parsley < some of them are irritating !

it was nice seeing all the Paisley's comments xx love and luck in life :)

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