Tailor name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tailor

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tai"lor
  1. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer garments."Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou wert a man's tailor." [Shak.]
  2. [Zoöl]
    1. The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring.
    2. The silversides.
  3. [Zoöl] The goldfish.(Prov. Eng)

Etymology: OF. tailleor, F. tailleur, fr. OF. taillier, F. tailler to cut, fr. L. talea a rod, stick, a cutting, layer for planting. Cf. Detail Entail Retail Tally (n.)

verb Tai"lor
To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a tailor.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person whose occupation is making and altering garments
  2. Adjust to a specific need or market ("tailor your needs to your surroundings")
  3. Create (clothes) with cloth
  4. Style and tailor in a certain fashion

From Anglo-Norman taillour, from Old French tailleor, from taillier, from Late Latin talio, from Latin talea (“a cutting”).

  1. A person who makes, repairs, or alters clothes professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.
    He works as a on Swanston Street.
  2. (Australia) The fish Pomatomus saltatrix.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tailor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tailor

Wax Tailor

Wax Tailor is a trip hop, turntablism, hip hop music, downtempo, electronica, and electro swing disc jockey and hip hop production. His ongoing career started in 2001. Wax was given the name Jean-Christophe Le Saoût on July 19th, 1975.

Kanubhai Hasmukhbhai Tailor

Kanubhai Hasmukhbhai Tailor is a social worker. Kanubhai was born on May 17th, 1956 in Adas, Kheda, Gujarat, India.

Sun Tailor

Sun Tailor is an indie rock, folk music, folk rock, and indie folk musician. He was most active from 2008 to present. Sun was born on June 28th, 1980. Sun is also known as Arnon Naor.

Stanley Tailor

Stanley Tailor is an athlete for the Team VVCS.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tailor U.S.
  White 11.28% 64.26%
  African American 7.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 75.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tailor

People with the last name Tailor are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tailor

  • How Popular is the name Tailor? Tailor is the 10,185th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tailor was the 28,131st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tailor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,112 babies born with the first name Tailor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tailor to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tailor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Tailor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tailor was in 1997 with a total of 71 babies.
  • Random Tailor Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tailor is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Tailor: The name spelled backwards is Roliat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Traoli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tailor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 851 people with the last name Tailor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tailor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tailor as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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