Taylor meaning

: Tailor, To Cut

Taylor Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \ta(y)-lor\
Number of People 👶 433,000
Rate in 2021 311
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 English
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Taylor Name Meaning

This name has been used all around the English-speaking countries. It is derived from a French word. The name Taylor came from the Norman occupational surname, meaning Tailor. Also, there are some theories show that this name derived from the Old French Tailleur. The name comes from the Latin “tali are “ which means “ to cut “. This name has an Americanized version that derives from the occupation of a tailor, including “ Schneider “ which is German, “ Szabó “ which is Hungarian, “ Portnoy “ which is Russian, “ Krawiec “ which is Polish and “ Kleermaker “ which is Dutch. This name also has a biblical meaning that translates to “ clothes with salvation “.

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The popularity of the name Taylor 

Taylor is one of the most common surnames in England, it is the fifth most common surname in English-speaking countries. It is also popular in other English-speaking countries, for example in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and America. In the year 2000, the name “ Taylor “ was the tenth most common surname. But besides the popularity in the mentioned areas, it can be notable that this name is not popular in Ireland as it is popular in other areas! Due to this name’s popularity as a medieval occupation, Taylor is among the most commonly found surnames. The English version of the name “ Taylor “ ranked 24 in a list of most common baby names in the hear 2007.


Although most English names are not separated based on gender, some families care about that. If you are considering the name “ Taylor “ as your baby’s name, we notice that “ Taylor “ is a gender-neutral name that has been used for both boys and girls in the United States of America, England, Wales, Canada, and other western countries.

Alternate spellings

There is a list of alternate surname spellings. They can be “ Tayla “ / “ Taylar “ / “ Tailour “ / “ Taylour “ / “ Tailleur “ / “ Tailor “ / “ Tayloe “ / “ Tyler “

Personality for Taylor

If you are named “ Taylor “, you represent purity and independence. According to the ideas about this name, you are the start of a new beginning, you are a person who can easily focus and encourage others. You might be selfish or stubborn but it is not a bad characteristic because this can make good things happen.

As this name is made from six words, we can translate the name as: T > Transformative / A > Angelic / Y > Yummy / L > Lucid / O > One / R > Restored

Also, the expression number of Taylor is 1 and the soul urge number of this name can be 5

Sibling’s name for Taylor

If you want to select similar names to Taylor, the names below can be the best options for you to be considered.

“ Tayra “ / “ Tayah “ / “ Tayeska “ / “ Tayllor “ / “ Taya “ / “ Taylyn “ / “ Taylore “

Famous people named Taylor

Taylor Swift | Elizabeth Taylor | Robert Taylor | James Taylor | Zachary Taylor |Robert Taylor. As you can see, most people named Taylor are females. So the name is more suitable for your baby girl

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Comments on the name Taylor
01/14/2024 00:00:00

boys named Taylor are rare now... but it was predominantly a boy's name until mid 1990

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I named my son Taylor. It is the best name. When people ask me my son's name and I tell them its Taylor...they melt.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My son is named Taylor. It's a Boys name!!! Read my "about me" info!

01/14/2024 00:00:00

hey im a boy named taylor and i like my name im 13 so there r some girls named tayla but it was a boy name b4 its was a girl name

01/14/2024 00:00:00

my last name is taylor so the name is pretty cool i guess

01/10/2024 22:49:46

I named my son Taylor in 1991, I thought it was very masculine,,still do.

12/30/2023 19:41:04

I love my name! It is fun and not as common as say Elizabeth or Anna.

12/18/2023 12:37:12

We have a friend who named their son Jaron. However they pronounce it like "Yaron", J is silent. It'sounds kind of like "yarn" when people say it though which I don't like. I think I like the pronunciation of Aaron with a "J" better.

12/14/2023 13:59:16

I really really hate the name Taylor. Why do people even like it❤️ And there's so many spellings of them and they arre all really bad. Like "Teihlaah". I bet people think its not bogany enough, so they make it more bogany!

11/24/2023 01:43:26

i only know 2 other guys named Taylor and one is the actor form planet of the apes

11/20/2023 20:25:52

hey my name is taylor lynch im a boy and i think its a good name

11/20/2023 14:15:34

I personally think Taylor is a boy name. Maybe it's because the only Taylors that I've known are boys...and then there's Taylor Hanson....I love the name though.

11/20/2023 10:26:20

My baby boy is 4 days overdue, me and my partner'struggled with boys names, was debating on Tyler but our previous dog was called that'so we have decided on Taylor James, we both love the name, i read that the girls way is spelt Tayler or Tayla, we can always call him TJ if he has problems at school.

11/17/2023 08:22:44

I name my son Taylor in 1980. He was named after a little boy I had baby'sat who until then was the only child, man or woman I had ever known with Taylor for a first name.

11/14/2023 04:50:58

Thats sad that anyone would hate their name being their parents gave it to them out of love. My son's name is Taylur, spelled with a U and he has likes his name, the U makes it unique and special just a he is! Its a unisex name, truth is, there are tons of names now that can be used for a boy or girl so this is no different!

11/05/2023 21:35:34

Hello there. I'm a Taylor. I'm 16. I often get called Tyler and people seem to laugh at the name because it Isn't very popular in the UK (I dont think so anyway) Some people here are saying that its masculine but I was thinking the complete opposite. I was gonna get it changed but now I like it xD

10/29/2023 06:12:22

im guna call my kid taylor wether its a boy or girl, love it

10/17/2023 09:25:40

my boyfriends name is Taylor and I love that name'sooo much

10/06/2023 01:34:50

My name is Taylor and I'm a guy. I am 15 years old. Sometimes people will say 'oh, Taylor, thats an unusual name for a boy' or 'so do you hate your parents❤️'. I just laugh and say nah of course not, I like it cause its unique! My brothe's girfriend is called Tayla, which should be funny if they get married! I think the name Taylor is really stupid on a chick, its just not right! Oh, and the photo for this name, its me!

10/04/2023 23:25:28

I don't like it for a boy,even if it was origanly a boy name,It'shouldn't.i think It's to girly i know 4 girl taylor's and one boy. And Just because Taylor lautner has this name,doesn't make it okay for a boy name,not put your boy through it.

09/14/2023 22:54:58

Hi there. We choose the name Taylor for our daugther in 1999. I think we found it, from the tv programme the Bold & the Beautiful. Taylor in that was gorgous. So we went with it, and put it with my middle name and my mothers middle name, Ann. Taylor has turned out to be a gorgeous, blond, happy, caring and clever young lady. So please we went with Taylor, as in our suburb no one else at school, Kindy or Daycare is called Taylor. The same with all our kids, no Stefan or Ivy too.

09/12/2023 16:32:48

Sons name is Taylor It'sounds like a boy name to me.

09/03/2023 13:18:20

My middle name is Taylor and I am a boy. Kids at school used to laugh at my name but until I read this page I thought my name was very unique. Now I like it very much!

08/26/2023 05:45:18

My friend who is 16 going on 17 hates his name. It's very very common for all years of this generation. Not good if You're looking for a original name. It's quite popular for boys and s, I know around an even number of each. Maybe a few more s but I think this might have to do with myself being a . Regardless, he'says he hates his name because of course guys wanna be masculine and having the'same name that's get doesn't help them in this area. He feels It's a y name. I love the name and tell him so but he'still claims not to like it.

08/25/2023 00:39:36

My name is Taylor and I used 2 hate my name, I thought it would sound stupid when i got older because it sound's like a little kid's name, but it sounds good with my middle and people call me by my 1st and middle name (Taylor Michelle)

08/24/2023 16:43:30

I'm 17 and my name is Taylor (well, my middle name is Taylor). I love my name and it makes no sense to me why someone would afford such a masculine name to a girl.

08/07/2023 16:48:26

I love that name. One of my friends is called Taylor and It's very crazy. I don't know why the parents name their girls Taylor, I don't think in this like the name for a girl :S

08/02/2023 16:36:24

Heyy my name is TaylEr yes spelled with a E alot o f people thik its weird but i love it all the way and im a girl and ithink its a wondeful name for girls and guys! by the way im 15 and im a very adventourous person love to ahve fun and go to parties just a very ougoign person i guess u could say and i live in the united states i thik of taylor or tayler as a femine and manely named im very into sports and are ont he varsity volleyball team at my high school love to get dowm and dirty and to ahng out at the lake but im niot a tom boy if i have the chance to go to the mall i will love to dress up and look good and ther's this kid at my school named taylor hes kinda weird thou lol

07/16/2023 23:09:16

Taylor is a cute name it best fits a girl boys named taylor is just weird

07/11/2023 13:15:20

My son is 20 and goes by T because he doesn't like his name and never has. He gets called Tyler all the time. He tells us all the time we named him a girls name. I love the name, but he hates it!

07/04/2023 09:55:06

I'm about to have a baby any day and don't know the'sex. I thought of the name Taylor if It's a boy and it reminded my husband of a girl's name. We're going with Taylor no matter what the'sex is because It's such a great name!

06/28/2023 17:15:36

My name is taylor, I'm 16 and a boy, and I like it, but i've come to accept that Tyler is pretty much my second name :). It's funny, because i hear othe's getting upset and correcting other people about pronouncing my name when'they call me Tyler, when I don't even notice it lol.

06/03/2023 00:40:52

my cousin's name was taylor. he died in a car crash almost a year ago. he was hit by a drunk driver. he is definitely my hero! i plan to name one of my kids after him. i really hope to have a boy to name taylor cuz i really don't like the name for girls. taylor means "hero" to me, not "tailor".

05/21/2023 07:37:28

I am a girl and the name works for me!!!!

05/17/2023 16:38:00

I'm a 15 year old boy and my middle name is Taylor. I didn't really care until i had a girlfriend named Taylor, and it was kind of awkward when she asked what my middle name was... she didn't seem to think it was wierd but idk...

05/10/2023 19:45:42

Okay we don't need to know if your name is Taylor or not. You're supposed to be posting comments, not telling the world your name. And it doesn't work both ways: This is the french version. Check out the American GIRL version.

05/02/2023 22:47:28

My sons names Taylor. Born 2018. I think It's male & didn't know it was a popular girls name.

05/02/2023 13:23:12

My name is Taylor and when i was in school a few years ago i had like seven taylors in my classes so i never liked my name!!!

04/30/2023 22:53:14

I'm expecting a baby boy soon! We plan on naming him Taylor. It's such a strong name for a male. I'm really uncertain why some choose this name for a girl though❤️

04/14/2023 03:40:18

I love the name Taylor for a guy. A girl, It's not so great on. Taylor is a very masculine name and I rarely, if ever, run into guys named Taylor anymore.

04/12/2023 07:35:18

I have a son named Taylor James. But it can go both ways. I have a cousin who named his little girl Taylor. It fits all the way around.

03/31/2023 14:37:50

Wow Hearing all theese comments I have a 10 Year old brother who's names Taylor and we call Him Tay or Taylay just for fun because i have bestfreind named Taylor and we call her Tay tay its funny

03/27/2023 03:39:18

a guy i like<3 is named taylor(that's y i looked it up) it is kinda wierd that being his name but i like it beacause thats my middle name:)

03/13/2023 17:15:32

I named my son Taylor and everyone thinks he's a girl because of his name. I was a bit worried until I read this page. I loved the name that much, that if I had a girl she was going to be called Tayler, just spelt differently. Great name for a boy or girl but I have noticed that alot of girls are called Taylor.

02/14/2023 22:13:48

I named my son Taylor in 2000 when'there were NO Taylor's. If I would have know it would have been adopted to a girl's name I would have never done it to him. I still love the name but wish that people would use the names appropriately for the'sex of the children and using a boys name for girls really bothe's me. I love strong names for boys or girls but not this way. I also didn't like when he was a baby everyone would call him Tyler, I almost named my second son Tyler just to straighten people out!

01/23/2023 13:35:20

I really love this name and I am thinking of calling my baby Taylor if it is a boy :D

01/22/2023 04:40:24

my name is Taylor and i am a girl

01/20/2023 06:14:20

My name is Taylor Marie!! I saw the first comment and just thought i'd let everyone know :]

01/17/2023 05:03:38

I named my son Taylor in 1999, because it was unique, and It'sounded very masculine and like someone of character. I still love his name as a boy's name, and still think it doesn't fit girls as well for a name. My son is someone of character, and wears the name well and is proud of it.

01/13/2023 04:22:16

Why do you not take into account the connection between Ben and Benjamin❤️ This would be a very different graph then. You might thing about doing a double bar line graph to show them both on one graph to see the change between Formal and Informal forms of Benjamin as Legal names.

12/19/2022 02:29:12

My name is Taylor and it i an awesome name for guys. I rule

12/13/2022 14:49:28

taylor can be a boy or a girls name

12/13/2022 04:49:56

I named my daughter "Taylor" - Taylor Dawne (Middle name named after my sister - her middle name). She is now 3 yrs 4 months old. I have loved that name'since I was 14 yr olds (8 years ago) and always knew that my first daughter would be named Taylor. Her common nicknames are Tay, TayTay (Her cousin couldn't say Taylor, and started calling her TayTay), Taya (her little sister couldn't pronounce Taylor), Tyler Dwayne (her father wanted a boy lol). We have yet to meet any children her age with the name Taylor. So things are looking good for when she'starts school, should be a decently unique girls name! :) Beautiful name.

12/09/2022 08:33:04

Taylor is probably the coolest name i've ever heard of. I like it a lot and one reason is because It's Taylor Lautner's name!!

11/23/2022 04:01:48

This is my 15 month old daughters name. I fell in love with it years before I had her. It is unique without being completely out there. It gets mispronounced alot, but it fits her perfectly!!!

11/17/2022 21:04:12

my name is taylor and i have those traits too. i am a male. funny, adventuroyus, awnry, big heart. i dont see alot of boys with my name tho. and after 29 years people r startin to call me taylor- not tyler lol

11/15/2022 15:17:18

My names taylor and i got no problem with it. id hate havin a name liek mike or joe or somethin. my names not very common where im from, and i like the name.

11/03/2022 12:55:34

HI'my name is Taylor Van Norman. I really like my name. I have a girl friend her name is taylor to.

10/31/2022 13:13:02

The name Trudy is beautiful. Although it is one of the'short forms of "Gertrude", it is also a name in its own right. It means "spear loved maiden." The popularity of names comes and goes ... it is time for this one to make a come back. Very unique and regal!

10/31/2022 05:16:56

just for the record, if You'research this name, it was originally used for boys. it was then used less and more for girls. so if you have any doubts naming your son taylor, just remember it was "originally" a "boys" name. My son's name is taylor. i love it

10/21/2022 19:34:32

I love Taylor as a girls name! It's also a great boys name, but I know two Taylors in my school and absolutley no Taylor boys.

10/20/2022 00:04:48

I think Taylor is a girls name. I would prefer if you were going to name your son Taylor you would name it Tayler, because I feel like they won't be mistaken for a girl that way.

10/12/2022 20:09:18

I'm a 40 year-old man named Taylor. For most of my life it was a unique name. Now, of course, It's not. Especially for Generation Z and later, It's very common. But for people my age, It's still a very unique name and I love it.

10/02/2022 19:27:36

My name is taylor and i was born in '89 but there are alot of girls with this name'spelled "tayler" which can sometimes be a drag when people tell you its a girls name. But it is not a girls name i know many more male taylors than female taylors so its all good. i think its a strong name for guys who are able to carry the'selves in a confident fashion

09/22/2022 04:21:52

My son's name is Taylor and it is very annoying that is has turned into a trendy girls name, like Jordan. Taylor from the word tailor, did you ever hear of a female tailor, no they call them

09/14/2022 14:44:28

i named my son Taylor and every time i tell someone his name is Taylor they always ask is it a girl or why did i call him Taylor❤️ which is frustrating because i love Taylor as a boys name and i think its very manly, and my theory is that the name Taylor came from a tailer maker which is a man! but now because its such a popular name for a girl im think I'might change his name to Tyler because im afraid he'll get teased at school.

09/09/2022 04:32:54

I love the name Taylor for boys I have no idea why people name girls this.

09/06/2022 18:56:46

Too many people have this name...I used to be the only Kara around....and yes I do get Kar-uh a lot (which drives me CRAZY)....anyways now its everywhere especially on the TV. I don't know why it drives me nuts. I guess It's because other Kara's are typically + or - 10 years of my age 15-35.... where were all these Kara's when I was growing up❤️ I remember never being able to find a personalized keychain or pen anywhere and now the name'seems as common as Jennifer, lol! Also, my parents picked my name because the day I was born they drove down Kara Lane, hence calling me Kara (they wanted my middle name to be Elaine, Kara Elaine") but instead they chose a family member's name for my middle name...okay thats the end of my rant!

07/28/2022 07:15:54

My husband I are having a baby boy in June 2020. We had a really hard time coming up with a name for a boy. I thought of the name Taylor (after my grandparents. It's their last name). We both really liked the name. We started telling everyone that we were naming him Taylor. I'mediately my mother-in-law said It's more of a girl name than a boy then we started hearing that from other people as well. My husband still wants to use the name Taylor even if It's a new trend for people to name their daughter's Taylor. He really likes it but now I am worried that he will get teased in school if we name him Taylor. What if there are 5 girls in his class named Taylor and he's the only boy!!❤️ I don't know what to do.

07/04/2022 04:59:06

Most of the people I know named Taylor are boys, including my boyfriend. It is a super common name though for boys and girls in the 80s-90s born generation.

06/25/2022 17:51:18

ı mon nom est Taylor et je suis un garıon et j'ai 11 ans et les gens m'appellent une fille parce qu'ils croient que c'est un nom de fille mais ce n'est pas c'est plus d'un nom de garıon, mais je leur ai dit mais ils ne pensent pas ainsi, donc leur perdu

05/28/2022 14:35:06

I'm a 16 year old boy named Taylor. I get girls, I have a good amount of friends, and it wasn't my choice being named Taylor, so I accept it. Yes, people time from time will be like, "Haha Isn't that a girl's name❤️!" and I will just stare at them and they close there mouth. I'm short too, just the overall fact that It's common knowledge that Taylor is both a guys and girls name, if someone is enough of a jerk to criticize you for it, they arent worth the time of day. Name your kids Taylor if you want to, they'll learn to deal with people.

05/27/2022 11:08:06

This is the top 2 names on my Baby Girl name list...I'm due in Feb...we'll see. :)

05/19/2022 03:39:54

Taylor was always a boy's name until Taylor Dayne hit the pop charts in 2000... and Taylor wasn't even her name until show business, it was Leslie. Now it has become trendy to give girls masculine names. I don't regret naming my son Taylor and still like it.

03/23/2022 14:43:12

I love this name for a girl, i always thought of naming my 2nd daughter jessica-taylor but i think i prefer just plain taylor.

03/21/2022 03:14:42

my boyfriends name is Taylor, and he's freakinn hott <3 so obviously, if You're a dude and You're name is Taylor, that doesnt make you girly.

03/19/2022 21:57:54

We chose the name Taylor for our daughter because it is a name that both sexes use. We thought it would help her if she went into business. Taylor is a strong name, not prissy or ultra girly. We love the name, and my daughter loves her name as well.

10/30/2021 00:07:30

My name is Taylor and im ten, untill i read this page i thought it was a girls name. Im a boy and there are not many of us thats why its cool!

10/11/2021 14:10:48

Live in the UK and in 2019 we named our boy Taylor. Once he'started school we started hearing about loads of girls with this name. Now my brother in law has married a women who had called her daughter Taylor as well. I still think it is a very manly name and that was the reason I chose it. My husband is sturdily built like Russell Crowe in the Gladiator fI'm; so for this reason I wanted a strong name to suit my son, who will probably grow up similar looking. It has taken me many years to accept the name Taylor to be used for a girl but now I get it. I can now imagine a strong women using the name. But I still favour it as a man's name best. There again my strapping husband is called Lee and my dad who is also of the'same build is called Chris'(short for Christopher). Both their names are also used for girls but usually spelt different. Only other manly name I can'think of that I really wouldn't see working for a girl is Ricky lol. Time will tell!

09/29/2021 04:48:18

I love it. It's a name for strong, manly hansome guys.

09/08/2021 09:12:54

I think the problem with my name is that way too many people call me "Tyler". I'm OK with my name, but I'd much rather be an Alex.

08/09/2021 00:52:30

My 6 year old has the name is Taylor....and I could not think of another name that would fit this well...she is unique...and wild...we love her!!

07/12/2021 08:35:06

i prefer Taylor as a boys name

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Taylor FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Taylor?
The origin of the name Taylor is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Taylor?
Tailor, To Cut
*️⃣ How many people are named Taylor?
Almost 433000 people are named Taylor.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Taylor?
The names of Logan, Dylan, Thomas, Chloe, Katy