Taylor

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428k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
751k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Taylor

"Taylor" is a name of English origin, and it means "Tailor". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  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)
Wiktionary

An English occupational surname: "tailor".

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male or female given name

Notable Persons Named Taylor

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How popular is the baby name Taylor in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 37 0 37
1881 39 0 39
1882 27 0 27
1883 27 0 27
1884 21 0 21
1885 26 0 26
1886 22 0 22
1887 20 0 20
1888 29 0 29
1889 28 0 28
1890 22 0 22
1891 22 0 22
1892 29 0 29
1893 26 0 26
1894 22 0 22
1895 26 0 26
1896 32 0 32
1897 32 0 32
1898 26 0 26
1899 27 0 27
1900 48 0 48
1901 25 0 25
1902 20 0 20
1903 20 0 20
1904 31 0 31
1905 30 0 30
1906 26 0 26
1907 25 0 25
1908 22 0 22
1909 35 0 35
1910 35 0 35
1911 45 0 45
1912 57 0 57
1913 73 0 73
1914 89 0 89
1915 107 0 107
1916 101 0 101
1917 119 0 119
1918 137 0 137
1919 119 0 119
1920 108 0 108
1921 109 0 109
1922 93 0 93
1923 94 0 94
1924 124 0 124
1925 87 0 87
1926 96 0 96
1927 84 0 84
1928 90 0 90
1929 91 0 91
1930 78 0 78
1931 55 0 55
1932 79 0 79
1933 71 0 71
1934 72 0 72
1935 86 0 86
1936 64 0 64
1937 85 0 85
1938 75 0 75
1939 65 0 65
1940 73 0 73
1941 71 0 71
1942 67 0 67
1943 84 0 84
1944 60 0 60
1945 72 0 72
1946 78 0 78
1947 84 0 84
1948 86 0 86
1949 97 0 97
1950 84 0 84
1951 73 7 66
1952 103 0 103
1953 88 0 88
1954 88 5 83
1955 78 0 78
1956 84 6 78
1957 96 8 88
1958 101 6 95
1959 103 0 103
1960 104 11 93
1961 112 7 105
1962 93 6 87
1963 99 5 94
1964 102 14 88
1965 85 5 80
1966 101 12 89
1967 94 14 80
1968 143 9 134
1969 134 18 116
1970 140 21 119
1971 165 22 143
1972 149 21 128
1973 164 27 137
1974 222 40 182
1975 221 37 184
1976 308 68 240
1977 442 123 319
1978 464 120 344
1979 596 148 448
1980 851 234 617
1981 1,162 387 775
1982 1,553 606 947
1983 1,739 684 1,055
1984 2,284 869 1,415
1985 2,844 1,050 1,794
1986 3,249 1,214 2,035
1987 4,137 1,706 2,431
1988 6,284 2,796 3,488 #91 boy name
1989 8,925 4,069 4,856 #72 boy name
#75 girl name
1990 13,833 7,257 6,576 #64 boy name
#46 girl name
1991 18,220 10,253 7,967 #52 boy name
#32 girl name
1992 23,189 14,949 8,240 #52 boy name
#17 girl name
1993 28,954 21,266 7,688 #51 boy name
#7 girl name
1994 27,357 20,733 6,624 #54 boy name
#6 girl name
1995 25,944 20,425 5,519 #69 boy name
#6 girl name
1996 23,947 19,151 4,796 #82 boy name
#6 girl name
1997 23,835 19,503 4,332 #87 boy name
#7 girl name
1998 22,153 18,572 3,581 #7 girl name
1999 19,976 16,905 3,071 #8 girl name
2000 17,931 15,078 2,853 #10 girl name
2001 15,999 13,690 2,309 #12 girl name
2002 13,431 11,467 1,964 #18 girl name
2003 12,136 10,308 1,828 #19 girl name
2004 10,916 9,303 1,613 #22 girl name
2005 10,247 8,671 1,576 #24 girl name
2006 10,186 8,557 1,629 #23 girl name
2007 9,390 7,960 1,430 #24 girl name
2008 9,700 8,335 1,365 #22 girl name
2009 8,675 7,582 1,093 #22 girl name
2010 6,849 5,894 955 #36 girl name
2011 6,087 5,188 899 #44 girl name
2012 5,750 4,864 886 #46 girl name
2013 4,959 4,135 824 #59 girl name
2014 4,503 3,808 695 #77 girl name
2015 4,400 3,744 656 #77 girl name
2016 3,912 3,271 641 #90 girl name
2017 3,263 2,692 571

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Popularity of Taylor as a first name

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Popularity of Taylor as a last name

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Common last names for Taylor

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Lewis
  • Clark
  • Young
  • Thomas
  • Stewart

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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 427,788 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 21,266 babies. That's a lot of babies named Taylor!
  • Random Taylor Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Taylor ranks 7th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 81 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Taylor: Your name in reverse order is Rolyat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tlayro. 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!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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