Paisley started as a surname in Scotland that was associated with a town. It is actually the town that Gerard Butler was originally from. Now, it is on the top 50 list, and it is one of the most popular names used for girls worldwide.

Meaning of the name Paisley:

Scottish: church, cemetery

Origin of the name Paisley:

Paisley is a name for a Scottish town, which is how the baby name began. It began as a surname for individuals who were from this town. Now, maybe due to the popularity of country music singer Brad Paisley, the name is one of the most popular for girls.

Symbolism of the name Paisley:

The baby name Paisley may come from the Latin word “basilica.” This word translates to church in English, which may be why the name Paisley also means church or cemetery. There could also be several churches and cemeteries in the town of Paisley that are important to Scotland.

baby name Paisley

Style of the name Paisley:


Gender of the name Paisley:

The baby name Paisley is primarily used by females, especially in modern times.

Pronunciation of the name Paisley:


Number of syllables in the name Paisley:


Emotion evoked from the name Paisley:

Paisley sounds youthful and joyful. It is not immature, but feels extroverted and like a name for someone who is the life of the party.

Alternative spellings for the name Paisley:

  • Paislee
  • Paisleigh 
  • Paislley
  • Paislie
  • Paysly
  • Payslie
  • Paeslee
  • Paesley

Nicknames for the name Paisley:

  • Paze
  • Paise
  • Lee 
  • Leigh
  • Pey
  • Lizzy
  • Lili

Popularity of the name Paisley:

The baby name Paisley did not make its way to the Social Security Popularity Index until the year 2006. It joined the top 100 list in 2014 at number 80, and the top 50 list in 2015 at number 45. The name is still on the top 50 list as of the year 2020 at number 50 exactly.

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Great middle names for Paisley and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Paisley:

  • Paisley Dickey (TV reality star, “Toddlers and Tiaras”)
  • Paisley Bamford (daughter of Gord Bamford)
  • Paisley Verea (daugher of Gabrielle Anwar)

Paisleys in popular culture:

  • Paisley Houndstooth (character in “ANT Farm”)
  • Paisley (character in “The Secret Language of Girls”)
  • Paisley Park (record label by Prince)