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Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 13 Views | 🔊 13 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: Soft

Pronunciation: PAYZ-lee, /ˈpeɪzli/, P EY Z L IY

Popularity Rank: #64,447

On this page:

  • 1. Paisley Meaning
  • 2. Paisley Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Paisley
  • 4. Translations of Paisley
  • 5. Paisley Name Popularity
  • 6. Paisley popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Paisley
  • 8. Nicknames for Paisley
  • 9. Paisley Name Poster
  • 10. Names similar to Paisley

Paisley Meaning

Paisley is a Scottish surname and refers to a town in Scotland known for its textile designs. It is also associated with a distinctive pattern resembling a twisted teardrop.

Paisley also means "Soft, Refers to a town in Scotland known for its textile designs or a distinctive pattern resembling a twisted teardrop.".

Paisley is commonly found in United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, and 25 more countries.

Paisley Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: PAYZ-lee

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈpeɪzli/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: P EY Z L IY

P: Pronounce as in "pig" (P IH G)

EY: Pronounce as in "they" (DH EY)

Z: Pronounce as in "zoo" (Z UW)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Paisley

Paisley Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Paisley is recorded 427 times globally, ranking it as the 64,447th most common name worldwide.

Paisley is most prevalent in United States of America, with 182 occurrences, making it the 10,882th most popular name in the country.

In United Kingdom, the name Paisley is found among 1 in every 4457 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Paisley Popularity by Country

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United States of America#10,8821 : 9,940
United Kingdom#5,2361 : 4,457
Canada#8,7821 : 10,498

List of countries the name Paisley is rarely found

Paisley popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Paisley from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Paisley

Nicknames for Paisley

Paisy, P-Dawg, Sley, Pais, P-Man, Lila, P-Money, Paisley Princess, LeiLei, Rainbow Paisley

Paisley Name Poster

Paisley Name Poster

Names similar to Paisley


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