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Gender Unisex
Meaning Tailor, one who cuts cloth
Origin Middle English
Related names Tailor
Popularity Popular names page

Taylor is a given name derived from the English occupational surname Taylor. The surname took its meaning from the Middle English word tailor, meaning "one who cuts cloth."[1]

The name is given to both boys and girls. It was the 249th most popular name for boys born in the United States in 2007. It was most popular for boys in the early 1990s. It ranked as the 24th most common name for baby girls born in the United States in 2007. It was among the top 10 names given to girls in the United States in the 1990s and remained in the top 20 most popular names for girls there during the first five years of the 21st century. The name is also in use in other English-speaking countries, including England and Wales, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.[2] The name Taylor has been well used for characters on American and now some Australian soap operas.[3]


  1. ^ Behind the Name
  2. ^ Behind the Name
  3. ^ Rosenkrantz, Linda, and Satran, Pamela Redmond (2007). Baby Name Bible. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0-312-35220-2


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