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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Paisley

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  • A user from Canada says the name Paisley is of Gaelic origin and means "Design, Pattern".
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  1. A soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes
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  1. A town in Renfrewshire, Scotland

Notable Persons Named Paisley

Paisley Wu is a c-pop, c-rock, alternative pop, mandopop, chinese rock, and indie pop singing and television presenter. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Paisley was born on November 12th, 1971 in Shanghai. Paisley is also known as 胡之洋.

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Paisley Rekdal is a professor, university of utah, and goddard college.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Paisley

Brad Paisley is a country music musician. He has been prominent since 1999. Brad was given the name Brad Douglas Paisley on October 28th, 1972.

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Jr Ian Paisley is a Junior Minister in the Office of the First Minister, deputy First Minister, for North Antrim, Junior Ministerin theOffice of the First Minister, Member of Parliament, forNorth Antrim, Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and Member of the Legislative . Jr was born on December 12th, 1966 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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David Paisley is an actor and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. David was born David Paisley as the child of Janet Paisley on February 2nd, 1979 in Falkirk.

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Doug Paisley is a folk music and country music musician. He plays Vocals.

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Jackie Paisley is a bodybuilder. Jackie was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

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John Paisley is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1959. John was born in 1938 in Scotland.

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How popular is the baby name Paisley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1966 5 5 0
1967 5 5 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 8 8 0
1972 6 6 0
1973 6 6 0
1974 6 6 0
1976 5 5 0
1977 10 10 0
1978 16 16 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 8 8 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 23 23 0
1987 28 28 0
1988 34 34 0
1989 39 39 0
1990 51 51 0
1991 58 58 0
1992 81 81 0
1993 92 92 0
1994 83 83 0
1995 69 69 0
1996 56 56 0
1997 50 50 0
1998 54 54 0
1999 59 59 0
2000 89 89 0
2001 100 100 0
2002 109 109 0
2003 99 99 0
2004 183 183 0
2005 228 228 0
2006 326 326 0
2007 491 491 0
2008 700 700 0
2009 1,023 1,023 0
2010 1,325 1,325 0
2011 1,654 1,643 11
2012 2,919 2,919 0
2013 3,607 3,600 7 #80 girl name
2014 4,499 4,493 6 #53 girl name
2015 5,074 5,074 0 #45 girl name
2016 4,863 4,858 5 #47 girl name
2017 4,939 4,927 12 #45 girl name

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Popularity of Paisley as a first name

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Popularity of Paisley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Paisley U.S.
  White 83.39% 64.26%
  African American 11.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

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People with the last name Paisley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Paisley

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  • How Popular is the name Paisley? Paisley is the 1,298th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Paisley was the 45th most popular name. As a last name Paisley was the 10,721st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Paisley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,119 babies born with the first name Paisley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Paisley to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Paisley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Paisley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Paisley is Sunday, August 21st, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Paisley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Paisley was in 2015 with a total of 5,074 babies. That's a lot of babies named Paisley!
  • Random Paisley Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paisley ranks 52nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 461 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Paisley: Your name in reverse order is Yelsiap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pysaeil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Paisley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,980 people with the last name Paisley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Paisley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Paisley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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