Taylor Name Meaning & Origin

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.

Related Names:

Tayla, Tayler

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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 name is Taylor, and I kind of have mixed feelings about my name. I actually like it now— People call me Tay or Tay Tay (or Tater Tot...) and I think it goes really well with my middle name. (:

My name is also Taylor and the nickname that has stuck since I was two hours old is Tater Tot.

My name is Taylor Marie. Growing up I got teased for "having a boys name." But I grew to love the name especially with Marie being my middle name. It goes great together. Taylor is an gender neutral name. My fiancé calls me Tater-Tot, while my friends call me Tay. I honestly love both nicknames!

Howdy! My middle name is Taylor and I love it. In fact, when I was younger I wanted my first name to be Taylor. Now, I am happy with my name just the way it is. Fun fact: My mother planned to name me Taylor, but was convinced by friends and family that it would be confusing when I was a baby whether I was a boy or girl. To that I say, "You tell them, 'She's a girl' and move on." Parents, do not let something as simple as gender confusion stop you from choosing a great name. Some of my favorite girls' names are unisex. (e.g. Spencer, Shiloh, Alex, Riley, Hunter, Zain, Hayden)Go with your Gut and Follow your Heart! Best Wishes on your Journey!

Nicknames for Taylor: | Edit

Tay, Tay-Tay, Tays, Tayla, Taser, Tater-Tot, Lor, Taylor-Tot, Tails, Taylo-roo, Roo Tigger, Tayer, Tayo, Lore, T, Tea

Meanings and history of the name Taylor: | Edit

An English name meaning "Cutter of the cloth; one who alters garments". True, but it's an English name with Biblical meaning: clothed with salvation. Taylor means internal beauty and they are beautiful inside and out.

Famous real-life people named Taylor: | Edit

Taylor Swift - American singer and songwriter
Taylor Momsen - American actress and singer
Elizabeth Taylor- American Actress
Taylor Lautner - American actor
Taylor Jardine- Singer for We Are The In Crowd

Taylor in song, story & screen: | Edit

A song by Jack Johnson titled "Taylor".
Taylor James in One Tree Hill
Taylor Townsend in The O.C.
Taylor Mckessie The High School Musical Trilogy

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