Paisley: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Paisley

Derived from the Celtic word passeleg, which means “basilica” or “church,” Paisley is linked to Scottish roots as well. This name has only gained momentum in recent years, but quickly rose the top of the charts, peaking in popularity in 2015. So FYI, it’s totally cool to name your kid after the pattern on your grandma’s quilt because, frankly, it’s an adorable name.

Nicknames:

Pais.

Famous people named Paisley:

Actress Paisley Billings; singer-songwriter Brad Paisley; daughter of softball start Jennie Finch.

Fun facts:

Paisley is the name of the town in Scotland that first began producing paisley material.

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