Paisley

Paisley - A unique female name



  Nov 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Paisley, meaning church, cemetery, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1988 on position #4110. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Paisley and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Paisley? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Paisley. The baby girl name Paisley was given to 2,894 baby girls in 2012, ranking #104 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 488 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Paisley peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 104.



Famous with this name

John Paisley
Paisley Reid
Paisley Wanamaker


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Paisley is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Paisley is currently topping the baby name charts in Wyoming at position #15 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #874.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Paisley is where you live.


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Paisley origin and meaning

Paisley is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means church, cemetery. To see famous people named Paisley, pop culture references for the name Paisley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Paisley

We've found the following names that sound similar to Paisley, sorted by popularity.

Paislee / Pecola / Pascale / Paizley / Paizlee / Pascuala / Piccola / Pecolia / Pessel / Paislie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012104
2011196
2010238
2009322
2008443
2007609
2006832
20051077
20041301
20032038
20022025
20012133
20001906
19992605
19983090
19973085
19962981
19952567
19942285
19931729
19921896
19912259
19903655
19892996
19884110

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wyoming15
Utah18
Idaho22
Oklahoma23
South Dakota25
Arkansas28
Mississippi32
Alabama33
Louisiana35
West Virginia36
Tennessee36
Iowa37
Montana42
South Carolina49
Oregon55
North Dakota56
Nebraska60
Kentucky62
North Carolina64
Kansas66
Indiana67
Georgia77
Missouri83
Texas86
Ohio87
Washington93
Delaware98
Colorado118
Minnesota121
Hawaii125
Arizona128
Florida129
Nevada141
Virginia145
New Hampshire160
Maine166
Michigan170
Wisconsin186
Pennsylvania191
Illinois208
California223
New Mexico267
Maryland362
Connecticut362
New York426
Massachusetts480
New Jersey874

Even more about Paisley


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Paisley a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Paisley?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Paisley
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 488
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1988
2012 births +2,894

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