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Paisley Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Paisley?

In 2018 the popular name Paisley, ranked the 52nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Paisley has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #45 for the first time in 2015 and as recently as 2017.

The name was given to the greatest number of children in 2015 with 5,078 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Paisley was less than 5, most recently in 1984.

Approximately during the years 1984-1993, and 1997-2015 the name Paisley took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Sometimes the name Paisley has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Paisley's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Paisley lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Paisley?

Currently, the name is at a very high point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Paisley is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Paisley (Girl)Paisley (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 4,333 52 7 10,396
2017 4,940 45 12 6,978
2016 4,865 47 5 13,640
2015 5,078 45 < 5 --
2014 4,494 53 6 11,741
2013 3,601 80 7 10,430
2012 2,919 104 < 5 --
2011 1,643 194 11 7,361
2010 1,325 238 < 5 --
2009 1,023 318 < 5 --
2008 700 450 < 5 --
2007 491 613 < 5 --
2006 326 827 < 5 --
2005 228 1,049 < 5 --
2004 183 1,218 < 5 --
2003 99 1,870 < 5 --
2002 109 1,691 < 5 --
2001 100 1,789 < 5 --
2000 89 1,919 < 5 --
1999 59 2,459 < 5 --
1998 54 2,556 < 5 --
1997 50 2,580 < 5 --
1996 56 2,363 < 5 --
1995 69 1,999 < 5 --
1994 83 1,766 < 5 --
1993 92 1,650 < 5 --
1992 81 1,794 < 5 --
1991 58 2,261 < 5 --
1990 51 2,426 < 5 --
1989 39 2,851 < 5 --
1988 34 3,018 < 5 --
1987 28 3,309 < 5 --
1986 23 3,729 < 5 --
1985 10 6,801 < 5 --
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1981 7 8,755 < 5 --
1980 7 8,784 < 5 --
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1978 16 4,393 < 5 --
1977 10 6,205 < 5 --
1976 5 10,403 < 5 --
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1973 6 8,110 < 5 --
1972 6 7,947 < 5 --
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1969 8 5,827 < 5 --
1968 7 6,070 < 5 --
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.