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Updated March 6, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Tailor

What does Taylor mean and stand for?

The name Taylor is of Old English origin and means "tailor." It was originally an occupational surname. It is from the Norman French word tailleur, which is from the Latin taliare, meaning "to cut."

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Middle English : Tailor

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Taylor

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Scottish : occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider, Szabo, and Portnoy.

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According to Social Security Administration data, Taylor has been rapidly decreasing in popularity after maintaining a spot in the top 10 until 2001, the top 50 until 2013, and the top 100 until 2017. Despite the rapid decline, Taylor still maintains a spot in the top 200.

However, it is the 34th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Taylor was at its peak popularity in October 2020.

Taylor, a popular unisex name, was hugely popular among girls in the 90s. Nowadays, its kept alive my namesakes such as Taylor Swift, Taylor Schilling, Taylor Momsen, Taylor Elizabeth Louderman, and Taylor Spreitler. Bryan Cranston, DaleEarnhardt, Michael Crichton, David Hasselhoff, and Garth Brooks all kept the trend alive by naming their children Taylor. Taylor has also been popular in pop culture, appearing in The O.C., Scrubs, The Client List, and Days of Our Lives.

Where is it Popular?

Taylor was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Taylor

  • Tae
  • Tay
  • Tay Tay

Pairs well with these middle names


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