Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. PAYJ  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an English surname meaning "servant, page" in Middle English. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδίον (paidion) meaning "little boy".

As a given name for girls, it received some public attention from a character in the 1958 novel Parrish and the 1961 movie adaptation [1]. It experienced a larger surge in popularity in the 1980s, probably due to the character Paige Matheson from the American soap opera Knots Landing.


People think this name is

modern   youthful   informal   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   simple  


Sources & References

  1. Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 524.
Entry updated January 21, 2022