Taylor: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Taylor

Taylor

Pronunciation: TAY-ler (key)

Origin of the name Taylor:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Anglo-French taillour (tailor), which is from the Old French taillier (to cut). The name arose as an occupational name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Taylor: | Edit

Tailors was a male only occupation. Females were, and to this day still are, seamstresses.

Personal experiences with the name Taylor: | Edit

My younger brother is named Taylor. He doesn't think that it is a girls name.

I love it for a boy not so much for a girl.

Nicknames for Taylor: | Edit

Tay, Tor

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Famous real-life people named Taylor: | Edit

Taylor Hanson, American actor
Taylor Lautner, American actor
Taylor Hicks, American singer
Taylor Kitsch, actor
Taylor York, Lead Guitarist of the band Paramore

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