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Origin: French
Meaning: Tailor

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Taylor

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Taylor in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Taylor:

  • Records indicate that 106,278 boys in the United States have been named Taylor since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1992, when 8,233 people in the U.S. were given the name Taylor. Those people are now 28 years old.

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    Comments about the name Taylor

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      35 Positive Comments

  • "Live in the UK and in 2007 we named our boy Taylor. Once he started school we started hearing about loads of girls with this name. Now my brother in law has married a women who had called her daughter Taylor as well. I still think it is a very manly name and that was the reason I chose it. My husband is sturdily built like Russell Crowe in the Gladiator film; so for this reason I wanted a strong name to suit my son, who will probably grow up similar looking. It has taken me many years to accept the name Taylor to be used for a girl but now I get it. I can now imagine a strong women using the name. But I still favour it as a man's name best. There again my strapping husband is called Lee and my dad who is also of the same build is called Chris'(short for Christopher). Both their names are also used for girls but usually spelt different. Only other manly name I can think of that I really wouldn't see working for a girl is Ricky lol. Time will tell!" Aug. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I name my son Taylor in 1968. He was named after a little boy I had baby sat who until then was the only child, man or woman I had ever known with Taylor for a first name." May. 9, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sons name is Taylor it sounds like a boy name to me." Apr. 26, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Taylor in 1987, because it was unique, and it sounded very masculine and like someone of character. I still love his name as a boy's name, and still think it doesn't fit girls as well for a name. My son is someone of character, and wears the name well and is proud of it." Dec. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Most of the people I know named Taylor are boys, including my boyfriend. It is a super common name though for boys and girls in the 80s-90s born generation." Apr. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriends name is Taylor and I love that name sooo much" Aug. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Taylor and it i an awesome name for guys. I rule" May. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby boy is 4 days overdue, me and my partner struggled with boys names, was debating on Tyler but our previous dog was called that so we have decided on Taylor James, we both love the name, i read that the girls way is spelt Tayler or Tayla, we can always call him TJ if he has problems at school." Apr. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Taylor was always a boy's name until Taylor Dayne hit the pop charts in 1988... and Taylor wasn't even her name until show business, it was Leslie. Now it has become trendy to give girls masculine names. I don't regret naming my son Taylor and still like it." Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband I are having a baby boy in June 2010. We had a really hard time coming up with a name for a boy. I thought of the name Taylor (after my grandparents. It's their last name). We both really liked the name. We started telling everyone that we were naming him Taylor. Immediately my mother-in-law said it's more of a girl name than a boy then we started hearing that from other people as well. My husband still wants to use the name Taylor even if it's a new trend for people to name their daughter's Taylor. He really likes it but now I am worried that he will get teased in school if we name him Taylor. What if there are 5 girls in his class named Taylor and he's the only boy!!? I don't know what to do." Feb. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Taylor and everyone thinks he's a girl because of his name. I was a bit worried until I read this page. I loved the name that much, that if I had a girl she was going to be called Tayler, just spelt differently. Great name for a boy or girl but I have noticed that alot of girls are called Taylor." Jan. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Taylor in 1979, I thought it was very masculine,,still do." Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Taylor is probably the coolest name I've ever heard of. I like it a lot and one reason is because it's Taylor Lautner's name!!" Dec. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Taylor and I am a boy. Kids at school used to laugh at my name but until I read this page I thought my name was very unique. Now I like it very much!" Jul. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is taylor, I'm 16 and a boy, and I like it, but I've come to accept that Tyler is pretty much my second name :). It's funny, because i hear others getting upset and correcting other people about pronouncing my name when they call me Tyler, when I don't even notice it lol." Jul. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "ż mon nom est Taylor et je suis un garżon et j'ai 11 ans et les gens m'appellent une fille parce qu'ils croient que c'est un nom de fille mais ce n'est pas c'est plus d'un nom de garżon, mais je leur ai dit mais ils ne pensent pas ainsi, donc leur perdu" Jun. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Heyy my name is TaylEr yes spelled with a E alot o f people thik its weird but i love it all the way and im a girl and ithink its a wondeful name for girls and guys! by the way im 15 and im a very adventourous person love to ahve fun and go to parties just a very ougoign person i guess u could say and i live in the united states i thik of taylor or tayler as a femine and manely named im very into sports and are ont he varsity volleyball team at my high school love to get dowm and dirty and to ahng out at the lake but im niot a tom boy if i have the chance to go to the mall i will love to dress up and look good and theres this kid at my school named taylor hes kinda weird thou lol" May. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "a guy i like<3 is named taylor(that's y i looked it up) it is kinda wierd that being his name but i like it beacause thats my middle name:)" May. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Taylor and I'm a guy. I am 15 years old. Sometimes people will say 'oh, Taylor, thats an unusual name for a boy' or 'so do you hate your parents?'. I just laugh and say nah of course not, I like it cause its unique! My brothers girfriend is called Tayla, which should be funny if they get married! I think the name Taylor is really stupid on a chick, its just not right! Oh, and the photo for this name, its me!" May. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have a friend called Cut, it means teileeh, he is a very unique boy, he has fashion as well as beauty, SUCK HIS RIDGES! bruv" Apr. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriends name is Taylor, and he's freakinn hott <3 so obviously, if you're a dude and you're name is Taylor, that doesnt make you girly." Dec. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "im guna call my kid taylor wether its a boy or girl, love it" Oct. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Taylor for a guy. A girl, it's not so great on. Taylor is a very masculine name and I rarely, if ever, run into guys named Taylor anymore." Oct. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Taylor. It is the best name. When people ask me my son's name and I tell them its Taylor...they melt." Sep. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm expecting a baby boy soon! We plan on naming him Taylor. It's such a strong name for a male. I'm really uncertain why some choose this name for a girl though?" Aug. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Taylor and im ten, untill i read this page i thought it was a girls name. Im a boy and there are not many of us thats why its cool!" Aug. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really love this name and I am thinking of calling my baby Taylor if it is a boy :D" Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey im a boy named taylor and i like my name im 13 so there r some girls named tayla but it was a boy name b4 its was a girl name" Jun. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is taylor lynch im a boy and i think its a good name" Jun. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that name. One of my friends is called Taylor and it's very crazy. I don't know why the parents name their girls Taylor, I don't think in this like the name for a girl :S" Nov. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Taylor for boys I have no idea why people name girls this." Nov. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names taylor and i got no problem with it. id hate havin a name liek mike or joe or somethin. my names not very common where im from, and i like the name." Jun. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is taylor and i was born in '89 but there are alot of girls with this name spelled "tayler" which can sometimes be a drag when people tell you its a girls name. But it is not a girls name i know many more male taylors than female taylors so its all good. i think its a strong name for guys who are able to carry themselves in a confident fashion" Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Taylor Van Norman. I really like my name. I have a girl friend her name is taylor to." Mar. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Taylor and it is very annoying that is has turned into a trendy girls name, like Jordan. Taylor from the word tailor, did you ever hear of a female tailor, no they call them" Jan. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      6 Negative Comments

  • "I think Taylor is a girls name. I would prefer if you were going to name your son Taylor you would name it Tayler, because I feel like they won't be mistaken for a girl that way." May. 20, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my 14 year old brother's name. Everybody always thought he was a girl when he was a baby when they asked his name" Aug. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Taylor in 1988 when there were NO Taylor's. If I would have know it would have been adopted to a girl's name I would have never done it to him. I still love the name but wish that people would use the names appropriately for the sex of the children and using a boys name for girls really bothers me. I love strong names for boys or girls but not this way. I also didn't like when he was a baby everyone would call him Tyler, I almost named my second son Tyler just to straighten people out!" Jul. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the only one of my childrens name that I would go back and change. In 1993 I had no idea how popular this name was! I also didn't know that everyone was naming their daughters Taylor. He hates his name and says that it is a he/she name." Oct. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love Taylor as a girls name! It's also a great boys name, but I know two Taylors in my school and absolutley no Taylor boys." May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really really hate the name Taylor. Why do people even like it? And there's so many spellings of them and they arre all really bad. Like "Teihlaah". I bet people think its not bogany enough, so they make it more bogany!" Nov. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      22 Neutral Comments

  • "My sons names Taylor. Born 2012. I think it's male & didn't know it was a popular girls name." Nov. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 16 year old boy named Taylor. I get girls, I have a good amount of friends, and it wasn't my choice being named Taylor, so I accept it. Yes, people time from time will be like, "Haha isn't that a girl's name?!" and I will just stare at them and they close there mouth. I'm short too, just the overall fact that it's common knowledge that Taylor is both a guys and girls name, if someone is enough of a jerk to criticize you for it, they arent worth the time of day. Name your kids Taylor if you want to, they'll learn to deal with people." Sep. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 20 and goes by T because he doesn't like his name and never has. He gets called Tyler all the time. He tells us all the time we named him a girls name. I love the name, but he hates it!" Sep. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like it for a boy,even if it was origanly a boy name,it shouldn't.i think it's to girly i know 4 girl taylor's and one boy. And Just because Taylor lautner has this name,doesn't make it okay for a boy name,not put your boy through it." Jul. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "just for the record, if you research this name, it was originally used for boys. it was then used less and more for girls. so if you have any doubts naming your son taylor, just remember it was "originally" a "boys" name. My son's name is taylor. i love it" Jun. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 15 year old boy and my middle name is Taylor. I didn't really care until i had a girlfriend named Taylor, and it was kind of awkward when she asked what my middle name was... she didn't seem to think it was wierd but idk..." May. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend who is 16 going on 17 hates his name. It's very very common for all years of this generation. Not good if you're looking for a original name. It's quite popular for boys and s, I know around an even number of each. Maybe a few more s but I think this might have to do with myself being a . Regardless, he says he hates his name because of course guys wanna be masculine and having the same name that s get doesn't help them in this area. He feels it's a y name. I love the name and tell him so but he still claims not to like it." Feb. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Why do you guys like this name so much? I am 13 and everyone named Taylor....I feel like another clone, thats why i dress in all black...People sometimes call me tyler by accident because Tyler is a very popular name also at my school. Im changing my name when i get married. Its not a pretty and unique name in my option..." Nov. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm about to have a baby any day and don't know the sex. I thought of the name Taylor if it's a boy and it reminded my husband of a girl's name. We're going with Taylor no matter what the sex is because it's such a great name!" Jul. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello there. I'm a Taylor. I'm 16. I often get called Tyler and people seem to laugh at the name because it isn't very popular in the UK (I dont think so anyway) Some people here are saying that its masculine but I was thinking the complete opposite. I was gonna get it changed but now I like it xD" May. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 17 and my name is Taylor (well, my middle name is Taylor). I love my name and it makes no sense to me why someone would afford such a masculine name to a girl." Apr. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter "Taylor" - Taylor Dawne (Middle name named after my sister - her middle name). She is now 3 yrs 4 months old. I have loved that name since I was 14 yr olds (8 years ago) and always knew that my first daughter would be named Taylor. Her common nicknames are Tay, TayTay (Her cousin couldn't say Taylor, and started calling her TayTay), Taya (her little sister couldn't pronounce Taylor), Tyler Dwayne (her father wanted a boy lol). We have yet to meet any children her age with the name Taylor. So things are looking good for when she starts school, should be a decently unique girls name! :) Beautiful name." Feb. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 40 year-old man named Taylor. For most of my life it was a unique name. Now, of course, it's not. Especially for Generation Z and later, it's very common. But for people my age, it's still a very unique name and I love it." Sep. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my son Taylor and every time i tell someone his name is Taylor they always ask is it a girl or why did i call him Taylor? which is frustrating because i love Taylor as a boys name and i think its very manly, and my theory is that the name Taylor came from a tailer maker which is a man! but now because its such a popular name for a girl im think i might change his name to Tyler because im afraid he'll get teased at school." Aug. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my cousin's name was taylor. he died in a car crash almost a year ago. he was hit by a drunk driver. he is definitely my hero! i plan to name one of my kids after him. i really hope to have a boy to name taylor cuz i really don't like the name for girls. taylor means "hero" to me, not "tailor"." Jul. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name taylor is trash. stupid taylors... rawr. i eat u emily's are amazing taylors no" Dec. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is taylor and i have those traits too. i am a male. funny, adventuroyus, awnry, big heart. i dont see alot of boys with my name tho. and after 29 years people r startin to call me taylor- not tyler lol" Oct. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 year old has the name is Taylor....and I could not think of another name that would fit this well...she is unique...and wild...we love her!!" Aug. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thats sad that anyone would hate their name being their parents gave it to them out of love. My son's name is Taylur, spelled with a U and he has likes his name, the U makes it unique and special just a he is! Its a unisex name, truth is, there are tons of names now that can be used for a boy or girl so this is no different!" Jul. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it. It's a name for strong, manly hansome guys." Apr. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Too many people call me Tyler, I'm fine with my name, but I'd rather be named Will." Nov. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think the problem with my name is that way too many people call me "Tyler". I'm OK with my name, but I'd much rather be an Alex." Aug. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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