What does Taylor mean?
Taylor /tay-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".
(female) Tallor, Tolor, ..
(male) Taydor, Taylow, ..
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 history of Taylor for girls. Taylor was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #6 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is currently at #77. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the history of Taylor and related names. Tayla, Tayler and Tyler (#1368 from recent data) are the prominent varying forms of Taylor (#77 from recent data). Usage of these forms of Taylor reached its most widespread in the year 1994 (usage of 1.6%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.3%, down 82.1%), with versions like Tayler becoming less fashionable.
Taylor▼ is pronounced similarly to Tyller. Other recommended names are Flor, Gaenor, Gaynor, Nanor, Tahlia, Tal, Talbot, Talea, Tali, Talia▲, Talie, Tallbot, Tallee, Talley, Tallia, Tallie, Tally, Tallya, Talma, Talona, Talora, Talya, Tamar, Tamlyn, Tamora, Tarlton, Taya▼, Taylin, Taylyn, Tayte, Tayzie, Tresor, Twyla, Twylla, Tyla and Tylee. These names tend to be less frequently used than Taylor.