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What does Taylor mean?

Taylor \ta(y)-lor\ as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Taylor) is pronounced TAY-ler. It is of Middle English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Taylor is "tailor; to cut". From the Norman French word "taillier". Occupational name first used as given name in the 19th century. 12th American President Zachary Taylor; film director Taylor Hackford; football player Lawrence Taylor; singers James and Livingston Taylor.


Variations

Taylor has 6 variants: Tailer, Tailor, Tayler, Zailor, Zaylor and Zaylour.

For more information, see also related boy names Taylan and Tayton.

Taylor has 2 feminine forms: Tayla and Tyler.


Popularity

Taylor is a very popular first name for men (#422 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#10 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Taylor for boys. Taylor reached its apex position of #51 in the U.S. in the year 1993, and is at #435 currently. (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.

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Taylor and related names. The only other popular alternative form of Taylor (#435 a year ago) is Tayler. This boy name was at the top of its popularity in the year 1994 and is now much less popular. Taylor (#435) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation, with this name having a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

Taylor is pronounced similarly to Talor, Tylar, Tyler and Tylor. Other recommended similar baby names are Gaylor, Naylor, Taybor and Taylon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Taylor.

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