Taylor - Meaning of Taylor
[ 2 syll. tay-lor, ta-yl-or ] The baby girl name Taylor is also used as a boy name, though it is more frequently a girl name. It is pronounced as TEY-LaoR †. Taylor is of Old French origin and it is used mainly in English. The first name is derived from the surname, itself originally from the job title for one who works as a tailor, of the Old French taillour and the Late Latin tlere. The name was borne by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). See Taylor for more information.
Taylor has 27 forms. Forms of the name include Taelar, Taelyr, Tailar, Tailer, Tailor, Tailore, Tailour, Talar, Talour, Tayah, Taylora, Taylorr, Taylour, Taylre, Taylur, Teylor, and Tyla. Other English forms include the shortenings Taya and Tayla, the familiar form Taye, and the spelling variants Taiylor, Talor, Taylar, Tayler, Tayllor, Taylore, and Teighlor.
Taylor is popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked in 1993 with 1.080% of baby girls being named Taylor. It was #7 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #121 with a usage of 0.134%, but it was nevertheless the most widely used among all girl names in its family. Although Taylor is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1989 that it was more popular with boys. After 1990, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 2017, 5 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Taylor.
Baby names that sound like Taylor include Tailor, Taelar, Taelyr, Tailar, Tailer, Taiylor, Talor, Taylar, Tayler, Taylore, Taylorr, Taylur, Teighlor, Teylor, Tylar, Tyler, Tyller, Tylor, Tailour, and Talora.
† Pronunciation for Taylor: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"
A famous person named Taylor is Country Singer, Taylor Swift, born 13 December 1989, Reading, Pennsylvania.