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 is a very popular first name for males (#422 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Taylor for boys. Taylor reached its highest rank of #51 in the U.S. in 1993. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Taylor and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Taylor (#435) and Tayler. (2014 statistics).
Taylor▲ is also pronounced similarly to Talor, Tylar, Tyler▲ and Tylor▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Gaylor, Naylor, Taybor and Taylon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Taylor.