What does Taylor mean?
Taylor /tay-lor/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Taylor) is pronounced TAY-ler. It is of Middle English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Taylor is "tailor; to cut". Occupational name. Made popular due to characters named Taylor on the soap operas "The Bold and the Beautiful", "All My Children", and "Melrose Place".
How popular is Taylor?
Taylor is a very popular first name for women (#805 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#13 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Taylor for girls. Taylor was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #6 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is currently at #77. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Taylor and related names. Tayla, Tayler and Tyler are the prominent varying forms of Taylor (#77 last year). Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread in the year 1993 (usage of 0.6123%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2308%, down 62.3%), with the versions Tayler and Tyler becoming less fashionable. Taylor (#77) is the most chic baby name here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Talora. This name tends to be less frequently used than Taylor.