Taylor - girls name

Taylor name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 89%

Taylor name meaning:

The name Taylor is of English origin and has both occupational and surname roots. It originally referred to someone who worked as a tailor, a profession involved in sewing and altering garments. The name is derived from the Old French word "tailleur" and the Latin word "taliare," both meaning "to cut." Over time, Taylor became a common surname, and eventually, it started being used as a given name.

When Taylor is used as a boy's name, it carries the same meaning as its surname counterpart. It symbolizes craftsmanship, creativity, and attention to detail. People with the name Taylor are often known for their precision and manual dexterity. They tend to be methodical, practical, and have a keen eye for aesthetics. Taylor can also represent adaptability and versatility, as tailors have historically been able to create a variety of garments to suit individual needs. Overall, the name Taylor represents dedication to the craft and a skillful approach to creating tangible works of art.

In recent years, the name Taylor has become increasingly popular as a given name for boys, breaking away from its predominantly female association. This shift may reflect a broader cultural acceptance of traditionally gendered names becoming more fluid and unisex.

Origin: English



Surnames, Unisex names

Related names

Taylor , Tylor

Other girls names beginning with T


Overall UK ranking: 634 out of 5581

61 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (304)

Historical popularity of Taylor

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