Additional information: Taylor is a unisex name that was originally used only as a surname. It was an old English occupational surname given to those working in the profession of tailoring. The surname Taylor was first recorded in use in 1182 in south west England. It is said to have been derived from either the Indian word dharji (cutter) or the Late Latin word taliare (to cut). Taylor was not often used as a first name until the 19th century, and even in recent years it is mainly used in English speaking countries rather than the world at large. It was first used strictly as a male name, and the female usage of the name is sometimes attributed to a British author in the 1900s name Taylor Caldwell.
There is no difference between the male and female name Taylor, and no spelling variations are commonly used. Some mistakes can be made in the spelling, resulting in Tailor, Tayler, Tailer, or Taylore.
Popularity of the name Taylor has been trending higher as a name for girls than for boys. In 2014 Taylor was ranked as the 77th most popular female name and the 433rd most popular male name in the US and the 57th most popular female name in Canada. It has had sporadic success in as both a male and a female name in other countries such as New Zealand and Scotland, making brief appearances in the top 100 names for both males and females at different times. Its peak popularity as a female name came in 1997 in Canada when it was ranked as the 4th most popular name, while the male name reached a peak in 1991 also in Canada when it was ranked as the 28th most popular name.
Celebrities who share the name Taylor include Taylor Swift, a pop singer; Taylor Lautner, an actor; Taylor Hicks, a former American Idol winner; Taylor Kinney, an actor; Taylor Hawkins, a drummer; and Taylor Griffin, a basketball player. Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States. Taylor is a brand of guitars and the name of Taylor University in Indiana
Pronunciation: (TAY lor) Form of: Itself (Taylor) Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Taylor Hanson, born Jordan Taylor Hanson, American musician best known as a member of the pop rock band Hanson
Considering Taylor as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Taylor for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Taylor is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name.
The name Taylor is of English origin, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Taylor we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Taylor Name Meaning
The meaning of Taylor is “Tailor”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Taylor and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Taylor and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Taylor is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Taylor Categories
The name Taylor is in the following categories: American Names, Australian Names, British Names, Canadian Names, Celebrity Names, Cute Names, English Names, New Zealand Names, Occupational Names, President Names, Surnames Names, Unisex Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Taylor. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Taylor, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Taylor
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Taylor displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Taylor Boy Name Popularity Chart
Taylor Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
Songs and Videos about the name Taylor:
A famous song which features the name Taylor in the lyrics is Taylor by Jack Johnson.
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