Paige

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A modern female given name used regularly in America, but seldom elsewhere. It is evidently a transferred use of the surname Paige, a less common variant of Page, originally an occupational name given to someone who served as a page to a great lord. It is not clear why this should have been taken up in the 20th century as a female given name. The American film actress Janis Paige (born in 1920 under the name Donna Mae Jaden) may have something to do with it. There are a number of actresses and singers who spell their surname Page, but they are unlikely to have directly influenced the choice of the given name in this spelling.

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  • Paige — fem. proper name, also a family name, variant of PAGE (Cf. page) (n.2) young servant …   Etymology dictionary

  • paige — paige·ite; …   English syllables

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  • Paige — /payj/, n. Leroy Robert ( Satchel ) 1906 82, U.S. baseball player. * * * …   Universalium

  • Paige — noun a) a variant of Page. b) of American usage, derived from the surname …   Wiktionary

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