Paisley Name Meaning & Origin

Paisley

Pronunciation: PAYZ-lee (key)

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Meanings and history of the name Paisley

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

Brad Paisley, Country Singer

Paisley McKnight, daughter of CuteGirlsHairstyles mom Mindy McKnight

Paisley in song, story & screen

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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