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Taylor meaning and name origin
Taylor \ta(y)-lor\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 variant forms: Tailer, Tailor, Tayler, Zailor, Zaylor and Zaylour.
For more information, see also related names Taylan and Tayton.
Baby names that sound like Taylor are Talor and Tylor.
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Popularity of Taylor
Taylor is a very popular first name for men (#422 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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