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Proper nounEdit

Taylor (plural Taylors)

  1. An English and Scottish occupational surname for a tailor.
  2. A unisex given name transferred from the surname.
    • 2001, Paul Theroux, Hotel Honolulu, page 206:
      "I wanted to call her Taylor, but my husband said no," Sweetie was telling one of the Christmas party guests.
      "Taylor means a tailor," I said. "It seems inauspicious. Like calling her Cobbler."
      "That's a kind of drink," said Nani.
  3. (rare) An Irish occupational surname, an anglicization of Táilliúir (tailor).


  1. A suburb of Canberra, Australia; named for architect Florence Mary Taylor.
  2. A town in British Columbia, Canada; named for trapper Herbert Taylor.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Michigan; named for Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States.
    2. A city in Texas; named for railroad official Edward Moses Taylor.
    3. A city in Arkansas.
    4. A city in North Dakota; named for railroad official David R. Taylor.
    5. A town in Alabama; named for an early settler family.
    6. A town in Arizona; named for John Taylor, 3rd President of the LDS Church.
    7. A town in Mississippi; named for early settler John Taylor.
    8. A town in New York; named for Zachary Taylor.
    9. A village, the county seat of Loup County, Nebraska; named for early settler Ed Taylor.
    10. A village in Wisconsin.
    11. A borough of Pennsylvania.
    12. A census-designated place in Wyoming.
    13. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
    14. An unincorporated community in Louisiana.
    15. An unincorporated community in Maryland.
    16. An unincorporated community in Beckham County, Oklahoma; named for postmaster Jeremiah H. Taylor.
    17. An unincorporated community in Cotton County, Oklahoma; named for local merchant John Taylor.
    18. A ghost town in Washington.

Usage notesEdit

  • Popular given name at the turn of the 21st century, in the US mostly female, in Britain more often male.

Alternative formsEdit


  • (surname meaning "tailor"): Snyder

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Taylor is the 17th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 751,209 individuals. Taylor is most common among White (65.4%) and Black/African American (28.4%) individuals.
  • Taylor is the 4th most common surname in the United Kingdom, belonging to 262,832 individuals.



Borrowed from English Taylor.


Proper nounEdit


  1. A surname​.
  2. A unisex given name from English, of modern usage.