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Taylor (girl)

What does Taylor mean?

Taylor Pronunciation of 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".

Associated with: operas, bold (brave), beautiful.


Taylor has 3 variants: Tahlor, Tailor and Tayler.

Affiliated girl names: Tayla and Tyler.

2 masculine forms: Taylan and Tayton.

Creative forms:
(female) Taflor, Tanlor, ..

(male) Taydor, Taylow, ..

Middle name pairings:
Taylor Reese (T.R.), ..

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)

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 #76. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Taylor name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Tayla (#1740 from recent data), Tayler and Tyler (#1220) are the prominent varying forms of Taylor (#76 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Taylor, Tayla, Tayler, Tyler in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.