What 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.
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How 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)
Taylor reached its apex position of #51 in the U.S. in the year 1993, and is at #462 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Taylor (#462 via latest list) are Tayler and Tayton. These forms of Taylor were at the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #969) and are now much less popular (#1487, ▼91%), with the form Taylor becoming less in vogue.
Taylor▼ is pronounced similarly to Talor, Tilar, Tylar, Tyler▼ and Tylor▼. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.