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Baby Names: Taylor – Babble


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Meaning: Tailor

Origin: English

Alternate spellings: Tay

Taylor is one of those names in the midst of a girls vs. boys battle. Right now, Team Pink is on top. Go girls! Taylor has been on the boys’ chart since 1880 and its use as a first name might have come in honor of U.S. President Zachary Taylor, the twelfth president, who died in 1850. Taylor for boys entered the top 100 in 1988, peaking at #51 in 1993. It’s been on the decline since then.

Taylor for girls rose to the top 10 in 1993, where it stayed through 2000. It’s dropped several spaces since then.

Two of the hottest young stars today share the name – Taylor Lautner (boy) and Taylor Swift (girl).

By the way, Taylor is an occupational name and means – you guessed it – “tailor.”

By The Numbers

U.S. Rank by Year

2000: 9

2004: 22

2008: 22

Rank of Similar Names in 2008

Tara 632

Tia 880

Tiara 937

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2 thoughts on “Baby Names: Taylor – Babble

  1. says:

    There is a little boy and a little girl in my daughter’s class named Taylor.

  2. Frenchy says:

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