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What does Taylor mean?

Taylor \ta(y)-lor\ 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".


Variations

Taylor has 3 variants: Tahlor, Tailor and Tayler.

For more information, see also related girl names Tayla and Tyler.

Taylor has 2 masculine forms: Taylan and Tayton.


Popularity

Taylor is a very popular first name for women (#805 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#10 out of 88799, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Taylor name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Taylor outside U.S.

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 1993 and has become much lower since, with the versions Tayler and Tyler becoming less fashionable. Taylor (#77) is the most chic baby name here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tayla, Tayler, Taylor, Tyler in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tayla, Taylor outside U.S.


Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Talora. This name tends to be less frequently used than Taylor.

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