Meaning and name origin
Taylor \ta(y)-lor\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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".
Taylor is a very popular first name for females (#805 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Taylor for girls. Taylor reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. in 1996. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Taylor and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Taylor (#77), Tyler, Tayler and Tayla. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Talora. This name tends to be less commonly used than Taylor.