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Paisley Meaning and Origin

The name Paisley is a girl’s name meaning “church” and is of Scottish origin. As a surname, Paisley is derived from the name of the town of Paisley in Scotland, which in turn comes from the Old British word “passeleg” meaning “basilica” or “church”. Paisley is often associated with the concept of peace, as “pais” is the Spanish and Portuguese word for “peace”.  As a given name, Paisley has become more common in recent years, particularly for girls. It has a modern and trendy feel, and its association with the Paisley pattern gives it a sense of artistic and creative flair. It is feminine, sweet, soft, and appealing, well suited to modern babies. 

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