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What does Tailor mean?

Tailor Pronunciation of Tailor [tai-lor] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Tailor). Tailor means "tailor; to cut". Tailor is a version, with the prefix Tai-, of Taylor (Middle English, Old French): from the Norman French word "taillier".


Tailor has 2 variants: Tailer and Tayler.

Tailor has 3 more relations via Taylor: Zailor, Zaylor and Zaylour.

Tailor has 1 feminine form: Walker.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dalor, Tullor, ..

(female) Tailorie, Tailorre, ..

How popular is Tailor?

Tailor is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#25221 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of Tailor and affiliated names. Taylor (#462 last year) and Tayler are the prominent variation forms of Tailor (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Tailer, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Tailor reached its highest in 1993 (median #454) and has become much reduced since (#1231, down 91.4%), with the version Taylor becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Tailor is alike in pronunciation to Talor, Tilar, Tylar, Tyler and Tylor. Other recommended names are Bailer, Bailor, Baylor, Gainor, Gaylor, Gibor, Halldor, Halvor, Heitor, Izidor, Jailon, Kastor, Kylor, Landor, Larmor (see Larrimore), Lawlor, Maynor, Mayor, Mazor, Meinor, Nailer, Nailor, Naylor, Nazor, Olivor, Rainor, Raynor, Sandor, Skylor, Tabor, Tadao, Taheer, Tahir, Tahl, Tahoe, Taibor, Tait, Taitt, Talin, Tallbot, Tallen, Tallon, Tallys, Talmon, Talon, Tamson, Tanier, Tannon, Tanton, Taos, Tasso, Tauro, Tavio, Tavor, Tayber, Taybor, Taylon, Tayson, Teilo, Thilo, Thor, Tibor, Tildon, Tilford, Till, Tilton, Titos, Todor, Trevor and Vidor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tailor.

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