Taylor name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Taylor mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Taylor

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from North Carolina, U.S., the name Taylor is of American origin and means "Beauty,risen warrior".
  2. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Taylor means "great battle risen warrior of ye olde mountain home" and is of English origin.
  3. A submission from South Africa says the name Taylor means "Beautiful".
  4. A user from Michigan, U.S. says the name Taylor means "Internal Beauty in Greek".
  5. A user from the United States says the name Taylor means "Loyal. Beautiful. Graceful;".
  6. A user from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Taylor is of English origin and means "To cut or sew cloth; it's biblical meaning is clothed in righteousness".
  7. According to 2 people from South Africa and the United States, the name Taylor means "Loved".
  8. A submission from West Virginia, U.S. says the name Taylor means "To cut".
  9. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Taylor means "Clothed in salvation".
  10. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Taylor is of English origin and means "Smart,witty,handsome,battle driven,fierce,happy and brave".
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  1. 12th President of the United States; died in office (1784-1850)
  2. United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932)
  3. United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
  1. An English and Scottish occupational surname​ for a tailor.
  2. A unisex given name transferred from the surname.
  3. (rare) An Irish occupational surname​, an anglicization of Táilliúir (“tailor”).
  4. A suburb of Canberra, Australia; named for architect Florence Mary Taylor.
  5. A town in British Columbia, Canada; named for trapper Herbert Taylor.
  6. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Michigan; named for Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States.
    2. A city in Texas; named for railroad official Edward Moses Taylor.
    3. A city in Arkansas.
    4. A city in North Dakota; named for railroad official David R. Taylor.
    5. A town in Alabama; named for an early settler family.
    6. A town in Arizona; named for John Taylor, 3rd President of the LDS Church.
    7. A town in Mississippi; named for early settler John Taylor.
    8. A town in New York; named for Zachary Taylor.
    9. A village, the county seat of Loup County, Nebraska; named for early settler Ed Taylor.
    10. A village in Wisconsin.
    11. A borough of Pennsylvania.
    12. A census-designated place in Wyoming.
    13. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
    14. An unincorporated community in Louisiana.
    15. An unincorporated community in Maryland.
    16. An unincorporated community in Beckham County, Oklahoma; named for postmaster Jeremiah H. Taylor.
    17. An unincorporated community in Cotton County, Oklahoma; named for local merchant John Taylor.
    18. A ghost town in Washington.

Taylor was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Taylor

Notable Persons Named Taylor

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is a country music and pop music singer-songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Taylor was given the name Taylor Alison Swift on December 13th, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania, US.

Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner is an actor, voice acting, model (people), martial arts, voice actor, model, and martial artist. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Taylor was given the name Taylor Daniel Lautner on February 11th, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen is a musician, actress, and model. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Taylor was given the name Taylor Michel Momsen on July 26th, 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Taylor was born on July 27th, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch is an actor and model. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to 2004. Taylor was born on April 8th, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Taylor Kinney

Taylor Kinney is an actor and model. He was most active from 2006 to present. Taylor was given the name Taylor Jacks Kinney on July 15th, 1981 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Taylor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Taylor

Dame Elizabeth Taylor

Dame Elizabeth Taylor was an actress. She was most active from 1942 to 2003. Dame was given the name Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor on February 27th, 1932 in London, England, UK. She left this life on March 23rd, 2011.

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, soul music, and dance music singer-songwriter, dance, actor, and model (people). She was most active from 2007 to present. Teyana was born on December 10th, 1990.

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor was a 12th President of the United States. His military service ended in 1849. Zachary was born on November 24th, 1784 in Barboursville, Virginia, U.S. He left this life on July 9th, 1850.

The Game

The Game is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. The was given the name Jayceon Terrell Taylor on November 29th, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

James Taylor

James Taylor is a folk rock, rock music, pop music, soft rock, blues, and country music musician. He plays Takamine guitars, C. F. Martin & Company, and Fender Telecaster. His ongoing career started in 1966. James was given the name James Vernon Taylor on March 12th, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell is an actor. He was most active from 1964 to present. Malcolm was given the name Malcolm John Taylor on June 13th, 1943 in Horsforth.

  • Holland Taylor
  • Corey Taylor
  • Natascha McElhone
  • Rachael Taylor
  • Eliza Taylor
  • Phife Dawg
  • Jared Taylor
    Executive Editor of American Renaissance
  • Roger Taylor
  • Neil Taylor
    Soccer Player
  • Mick Taylor
  • Frederick Winslow Taylor
    Efficiency Expert
  • Sean Taylor
    Football Player
  • Lili Taylor
  • Robin Lord Taylor

Common last names for Taylor

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Lewis
  • Roberts
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Anderson

Common first names for Taylor

  • James
  • William
  • John
  • Robert
  • Mary
  • Charles
  • George
  • Thomas
  • Helen
  • Margaret
  • Dorothy
  • Willie
  • Richard
  • Joseph
  • Ruth
  • Elizabeth
  • Frank
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Walter

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Taylor U.S.
  White 65.38% 64.26%
  African American 28.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Taylor

People with the last name Taylor are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Taylor

  • What name lists does Taylor rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Taylor? Taylor is the 157th most popular name of all time. As a last name Taylor was the 17th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Taylor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 433,385 babies born with the first name Taylor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Taylor to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Taylor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 37 new born babies.
  • When was Taylor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Taylor is Monday, June 12th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Taylor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Taylor was in 1993 with a total of 21,268 babies. That's a lot of babies named Taylor!
  • Random Taylor Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Taylor ranks 48th in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 31 babies in West Virginia have the same name in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Taylor: The name spelled backwards is Rolyat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ryltoa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Taylor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 751,209 people with the last name Taylor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Taylor? Taylor was ranked as the 17th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Taylor name meaning

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