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The first name 

Taylor is a unisex first name, but it has been primarily given to girls for a number of years.

Taylor known and loved in the US!

The name Taylor is not currently one of the fashionable names trending in the top 10 rankings, but it is still popular and common. Recently, it has consistently ranked among the top 1,000 most popular first names in the United States. It is currently #197 in the SmartGenius ranking.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Taylor mean?

Taylor is a name of Old French origin, and it is derived from the Old French word ‘tailleur,’ which means ‘tailor.’ The name originally referred to a person who made clothes by cutting and sewing cloth. It was originally a surname, but it has become a popular first name in recent years.

AMD Taylor is an... alternate name for the Turion 64 X2 computer processor. It was launched in 2006 and was intended to compete with with Intel's Core and Core 2 CPUs.

There are so many Taylors in show business.

A Record-Breaking Popstar

Taylor Swift (*1989)
The extremely popular American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is considered to be one of the most successful musicians of the 21st century. With a bunch of hit albums and singles to her name she received more than 40 awards and has broken several records. Her music style is what makes her so special: It is a blend of country and pop, characterized by her narrative songwriting and catchy hooks, often drawing on personal experiences and relationships. In 2022, she set a historic world record by reaching all the top ten positions on the 'Billbord Hot 100' charts with her album 'Midnights' within one week.

Teenstar and Actor

Taylor Lautner (*1992)
The American actor Taylor Lautner became widely known for playing the antagonist Jacob Black in 'The Twilight Saga' (2008 – 2012) but already made his acting debut as a child: In 2001, he portrayed Young Kismet in 'Shadow Fury'. Since the Twilight film series, he appeared in several other films and television shows such as 'Abduction' (2011), showcasing his acting abilities in a variety of genres. He is known for his athletic build and performed many of his own stunts in his films.

A Charming Actor

Taylor Kinney (*1981)
The actor Taylor Kinney performed in several popular television series: He portrayed the character of Jason Lockwood in 'The Vampire Diaries' (2010 – 2011) as well as Kelly Severide in 'Chicago Fire' (since 2012). Before transitioning to acting, Kinney began his career as a model. Besides acting in series, he appeared in a number films such as 'Zero Dark Thirty' (2012) and 'The Other Woman' (2014). In addition to acting, Kinney has also pursued other creative projects and has been involved in philanthropic work.

A Show Business Multi-Talent

Taylor Momsen (*1993)
Taylor Momsen is multi-talented: She is a singer, songwriter, model, and former actress but is best known for her role as Jenny Humphrey on the television series 'Gossip Girl' (2007 – 2012). Before being cast in the series started her career as a child actress, appearing in several films and television shows inlcuding Cindy Lou Who in the film 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' (2000). In 2008, she signed to IMG Models, and was featured in various magazines. In 2009, she formed the rock band 'The Pretty Reckless', where she is the lead singer. Her music is known for its hard-hitting sound and provocative lyrics, and she has been praised for her powerful vocals.

Go on a journey to places 
with your name

When you hear the name Taylor, you might first think of people. But did you know that there are also places with the name Taylor? Are you also called Taylor? Maybe one day you will visit the places that are named just like you...

All Over the U.S.

Half of the states all over the U.S. contain a city, town or township that bears the name Taylor - there are at least 24 places named Taylor.

A University in Indiana

In Upland, Indiana, there is a private, interdenominational, evangelical Christian university which is called Taylor University. It was formed in 1846.

A Lunar Impact Crater

On the moon, there is a crater with the name Taylor. It was named in honour of British mathematician Brook Taylor.

Seven Counties

Seven Counties in the USA are called Taylor. You can find them in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Taylor -
indispensable from the USA

The name Taylor seems to be an integral part of the U.S. - without Taylor, the Constitution, and basketball, the U.S. would not be the U.S. we love. This is obvious from the fact that Taylor is one of the few names that have been given in the USA in every single year since the beginning of the name statistics and thus since 1880. Of course, Taylor hasn't been equally popular in all 143 years - it was most often given as a baby name before the 2000s: In 1993 it was one of the top 10 most popular baby names in the entire United States, ranking #8 on the SmartGenius name statistics.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Taylor was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

In 2022, 1,809 babies were given the name Taylor

1,809 young parents chose the name Taylor for their newborn child in 2022, placing it at number 379 on the list of most popular first names - in other words, 378 names were given more frequently in 2022. Particularly rare was the name in 1965 - when only 85 parents named their newborn child Taylor in the entire year. This puts it at position 1,911 in our SmartGenius first name statistics.

Taylor has 6 letters 
and begins with a T

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter T is a quite popular first letter for given names. Because: 6.3% of all common first names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for given names are A, J and K.

With six letters, the name Taylor is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

This means that with 6.3% of all first names that begin with an S, this initial letter is much more common than all 26 letters on average.

Other names with 
T, a, y, l, o and r

If you take all the letters in the name Taylor – T, a, y, l, o and r – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Talyor or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Taylor

If your name is Taylor and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Taylor

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Taylor, you can simply say:







This is how the name Taylor is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Taylor in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Taylor

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Taylor is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Taylor

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Taylor sounds like this: