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".
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 1980-1989 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 are the prominent varying forms of Taylor (#77 from recent data). Usage of these forms of Taylor reached its most widespread in the year 1993 (usage of 0.61%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.23%, down 62.3%), with versions like Tayler becoming less fashionable. Taylor is the most chic baby name here.
Thinking of names?
Taylor▲ is pronounced similarly to Tyller. Other recommended similar baby 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.