"church, cemetery"

Paisley Origin and Meaning

The name Paisley is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "church, cemetery".
For a name related to a Scottish town, a richly patterned Indian fabric, and a country singer named Brad, Paisley has been a remarkable success story. She entered the Top 1000 in 2006, and broke into the Top 50 for the first time in 2015, and is now one of the most popular girl names that start with P.

Athlete Jennie Finch named her daughter Paisley Faye, sister to big brothers Ace and Diesel.

There is a character named Paisley in Secret Language of Girls.

Trivia tidbit: Actor Gerard Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland.
# 53 in the US

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Famous People Named Paisley

  • Paisleyformer ring name of Sharmell Sullivan,Huffman, American pro wrestler
  • Paisley DickeyAmerican child beauty queen on TV's "Toddlers & Tiaras"
  • Paisley Verea (b. 2004)daughter of actress Gabrielle Anwar
  • Paisley Piper Fortus (b. 2005)daughter of musician Richard Fortus of Guns 'n' Roses
  • Paisley Bamford (b. 2007)daughter of singer Gord Bamford
  • Paisley McKnight (b. 2011)daughter of Mindy from CuteGirlsHairstyles
  • Paisley Faye Daigle (b. 2013)daughter of athletes Jennie Finch and Casey Daigle
  • Kimberly Payne WilliamsPaisley, American actress

Paisley in Pop Culture

  • Paisley Houndstoothcharacter in Disney TV series "ANT Farm"
  • Paisleycharacter in "The Secret Language of Girls"
  • Duchess of Paisley"Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" (1891) by Oscar Wilde
  • Paisleytown in Renfrewshire, southwest Scotland, that is the namesake of the fabric, as it was the only merchant town in the West that imported it from India. The town name means "place with a church" (ultimately from Latin basilica).
  • Paisley Parkrecord label and private estate of musician Prince in Chanhassen, MN, where he recorded and produced most of his songs.