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pinWhat does Taylor mean?

Taylor /tay-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.


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

Related boy names: Taylan and Tayton.

Taylor has 2 feminine forms: Tayla and Tyler.

Kreatif forms: Taydor, Tulor. [more]

pinHow popular is Taylor?

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 (#13 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name history 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 Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Taylor name in U.S.

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

The only other popular alternative form of Taylor (#435 via latest list) is Tayler. These forms of Taylor were at the top of their popularity in the year 1994 (average #430) and are somewhat less popular today (#717, 50%). Taylor is a perennial favorite.

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

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

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Taylor is pronounced similarly to Talor, Tilar, Tylar, Tyler and Tylor. Other recommended similar baby names are Bailor, Bayler, Baylor, Daylon, Gayler, Gaylon, Gaylor, Gaylord, Gaynor, Jaylon, Kaylob, Kylor, Lawlor, Maynor, Mayor, Nailor, Naylor, Raynor, Skylor, Tabor, Taibor, Tallon, Talon, Tavor, Tayber, Taybor, Taylon, Tayson and Waylon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Taylor.