|Pronunciation:||TAY-ler, TAY-lor, TAY-lur|
|Related Names:||Tahlor, Tailor, Tayla, Tayler, Tyler|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Taylor originates as an English occupational name from the surname, which stems from the Anglo-French “taillour” meaning “tailor.” It derives from the Old French “taillier” meaning “to cut.”
The French brought the name to England in the 12th century. Due to the popularity of the occupation in Medieval times, it has been a very common surname.
According to the 1990 United States Census, Taylor ranked as the 805th most popular female first name, the 422nd most popular female first name and the 10th most popular female first name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names three decades since 1880, including the most recent three decades, and in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every decade since 1880. In the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 30 most popular girls' names every year from 2000 (9th) through 2006 (22nd) and in the Top 250 most popular boys' names every year from 2000 (140th) through 2006 (222nd).
United States Popularity of the girl's name Taylor in the 21st Century:
- Year: 2006 Rank:22nd
- Year: 2005 Rank:24th
- Year: 2004 Rank:22nd
- Year: 2003 Rank:19th
- Year: 2002 Rank:18th
- Year: 2001 Rank:12th
- Year: 2000 Rank:9th
United States Popularity of the boy's name Taylor in the 21st Century:
- Year: 2006 Rank:222nd
- Year: 2005 Rank:224th
- Year: 2004 Rank:216th
- Year: 2003 Rank:201st
- Year: 2002 Rank:192nd
- Year: 2001 Rank:165th
- Year: 2000 Rank:140th
- “Taylor” is the name of locations in Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming, USA.
- “Taylor” is the name of a song by singer, songwriter Jack Johnson.
- “Lord & Taylor” is an upscale department store chain.
- “Taylor” is a type of guitar, which is highly regarded.
- Taylor Alison Swift – Country singer and songwriter who was nominated for a “Best New Artist” Grammy Award in 2008.
- Taylor Dane (born Leslie Wunderman) – American pop singer, songwriter and actress.
- James Vernon Taylor – Famous American musician who won several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
- Zachary Taylor – Twelfth President of the United States of America.
- Margaret "Peggy" Mackall Smith Taylor – First Lady to Zachary Taylor, the 12th U.S. President.
- Joseph H. Taylor Jr. - Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1993.
- Richard E. Taylor - Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1990.
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Author: Rich Kachold
|Origin||French +, and English +|
|Pronunciation||TAY-ler, TAY-lor, TAY-lur +|
|Rank in 2000s||17 +|
|Related||Tahlor +, Tailor +, Tayla +, Tayler +, and Tyler +|