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Those with the name of Taylor, possess great intellect and are wise. They are always in the search for truth for it's truth that finds them as well.
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2005
I have always liked the name Taylor. I think it is a very strong name.
-- JustMe79  6/7/2005
Although Taylor is an English name, there's a Biblical meaning: Clothed with Salvation.
-- Tbird  6/22/2005
Taylor is a name that means eternal beauty. The people with this name are beautiful inside and out.
-- christinaiscool  6/27/2005
I love this name. It's my name. My aunt named me this. I didn't like my name when I was little, but now I love it. It's a beautiful name for both boys and girls.
-- Tbird  7/17/2005
I agree it IS a beautiful name. It's classic, elegant without frills and strong without being boyish. I think it's prettier and I suggest it other than Emma, Devin or Lindsay.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2005
I know a friend named Taylor. She is rude, not pretty inside or out, and is competetive and selfish. Now when I think of that name I can't think of it being pretty because of her. If I had never met her then I might be able to think it's pretty. All Taylors out there please don't turn out like her.
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2005
This is my cousin's name, Taylah Isobelle. It can also be spelt Tayla.
-- mum2bubba  10/24/2005
Taylor stands for
True
Amiable
Youthful
Lovely
Open-minded
Radiant
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2005
This is one of those names that has become so over-used. No one knows if it's a boys' name or a girls' name.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Who would name their child Taylor? This name has got to be one of the ugliest names out there. For a boy it sounds wimpy and for a girl it sounds very unfeminine. Whatever happened to naming children with first names? Now everyone is using the same old used up last names. i.e. Taylor, McKenzie, Cooper, Brooks. Horrible!
-- bedrock  2/18/2006
Zachary Taylor was elected President of the United States in 1849.
-- breakofday  3/10/2006
This is a pretty name that was very unique. Personally, I like the fact that no one CAN tell if it's a boy or girl! I was named Taylor because I am Tailor-made by God. After my older brother, Adam, died, my parents were depressed. When I was born, I saved my mother and father's hearts. When my youngest brother was born, they named him Seth (which means "anointed") because God blessed them with one more boy. But hey, if you don't like it, that's cool. :)
-- Tbird  4/19/2006
Taylor is a nice name. True though, is it boy or girl. It definitely is a unisex name. I like it for either boy or girl.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I have seen the name Tayden which I understand is a combo of Taylor and Aiden.
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2006
Taylor Atelian is the child actress who plays Ruby on the show According To Jim.
-- Anonymous User  5/28/2006
Taylor is a beautiful name and most girls, not all but most, are hot.
-- liberty  5/30/2006
I like Taylor better for a guy! All the boy Taylors I know are blue-eyed, blonde and HOT! (Boyfriend's middle name)
-- Anonymous User  6/5/2006
Famous bearer: Singer/songwriter James Taylor.
-- Tudor  6/14/2006
It is a pretty sweet name.
-- Anonymous User  6/29/2006
I like Taylor better on a guy. All the girl Taylor's I know, I don't like. I've only came across one guy named Taylor though.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2006
I totally agree that Taylor is better for a boy than a girl.
-- FairyGirl  7/24/2006
Taylor Handley played Oliver on The O.C., and he played Bobby in the movie In From The Night.
-- pink_floyd_fan  7/24/2006
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was an English poet during the Romantic period in Literature. He is most famous for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which is the source of the famous line "Water, water every where, / Nor any drop to drink," and Kubla Khan.
-- jc  7/24/2006
My mum's maiden name was Taylor, but I think it's just an average surname.
-- FairyGirl  7/27/2006
I think this name is much better on a guy than on a girl. It's just SO overused for girls nowadays. I will admit to being slightly biased about liking it better on guys, though. I don't understand why people can't leave boys' names as boys' names.
-- meganmichele  8/3/2006
Taylor Hanson of the band HANSON.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2006
It's very common in elementary schools.
-- bibi66  9/1/2006
I love the name Taylor for either boy or girl. It is one of true unisex names that works for either like the name Jamie.
-- Anonymous User  9/12/2006
A famous bearer of this name is Taylor Hicks, winner of American Idol: Season 5.
-- Lena Is A Secret  9/15/2006
This is my name! And whoever doesn't like is just plain dumb and crazy! I used to not like my name, but now I've grown to like it.
-- Taydbug112  9/24/2006
I love the name because my name is Taylor and I have come to find that people named Taylor are beautiful people, not just on the inside but the outside especially! Including myself and for bedrock, there are obviously plenty of people who like the name Taylor! Like me for instance, don't hate please! Because chances are your name is probably the boring and un-feminine one! Taylor is the best name a person could get and F.Y.I. Taylor is the girl name and Tyler is the boy name! Taylor sounds pretty too!
-- Princess_Bubbles06  10/1/2006
Wow. I absolutely cannot believe how contradictory of yourself you are in here. You start by saying that Taylor is a good name because it's your name, and then by saying that, not only are you beautiful on the inside, you're (especially) beautiful on the outside. You then go on to insult the names of everyone else reading these comments, claiming that they have unfeminine names. When you look at your own name, you will see how particularly unfeminine and plain it is, and perhaps you will grow up a little from your obvious age of eight-and-a-half and learn to reserve your judgment.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2006
I despise this name for a girl, and I despise this name for a boy. Anyway, why would you name someone after a person, generally poor, who cuts cloth? Beats me.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2006
In Britain Taylor is in the top 3 SURNAMES*. Unfortunately we have started copying the idiotic trend of using surnames for given names and so I hear little kids being called Taylor and immediately react as it's my surname. Give it a rest guys. There are plenty of brilliant given names to choose from without resorting to surnames.
*What happens when Miss Taylor Brown marries Mr John Taylor?
-- Barry T  11/22/2006
You make a good point. All the more reason to only use surnames for boys (love Taylor for a boy).
-- KMF  11/24/2006
There is an author named Taylor (female) Smith.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
I suggested the name Taylor when my grandniece was born in 1995. The idea came from singer Taylor Dayne ("Love Will Lead You Back" and "I'll Always Love You").
-- p_pod  1/4/2007
Eeww! Taylor is the most un-feminine name, ever! Seriously, it was a last name for a poor person who cut cloth, then it became a first name because it was a middle name to honour the mum's maiden name or whatever. It is the ugliest girl's name ever, whatever happend to sweet, regal names? Seriously, can you imagine a Princess Taylor or Queen Taylor? I think not.
-- Anonymous User  1/16/2007
Taylor Swift is a teenage country singer from Pennsylvania who is climbing the charts with her first single "Tim McGraw." She has been writing and selling her songs since she was fourteen.
-- Missy  1/24/2007
Famous bearer: Walter H. Taylor, General Robert E. Lee's chief staff officer in the Civil War.
-- johnnyreb  1/31/2007
Taylor is the ugliest name for a girl I ever saw. I never met a Taylor, and I'm happy I didn't. This name sounds too masculine. (I think it's cute on a boy). I can't believe how popular it is for a girl. It's just SO ugly for a female.
-- 7up  2/10/2007
While I don’t particularly like this name for either a girl or a boy, I do think it’s much more masculine then feminine. I do, however, like the tradition of using some last names as first names as a means of honouring various family names. It was customary for years to give the first born son his mother’s last name as a first or middle name as am means of honouring her family, and I will definitely give my children my last name as a middle name. As to the person who asked what happens when Miss Taylor Brown marries Mr John Taylor, the answer is she remains Ms. Taylor Brown. Have you ever heard of feminism? Women today are considered people with names and identities of their own, not property or extensions of their husbands, so this really isn’t an issue.
-- TiffanyS  2/13/2007
There's a song called "Taylor, the Latte Boy".
-- SarahMarie  2/18/2007
My middle name is Taylor. I think it is okay, but it's too common. I know at least 3 other Taylors. It doesn't really matter that it's my middle name because no one will ever call me that.
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2007
I like the name Taylor only for girls. I prefer the sound of Tyler anyway.
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2007
I dislike this name. I won't say I hate it but it's just not my taste of a girls name. I'd rather name my child Destiny. Because it's more unique and anyways the name is way too common.
-- crazy-penor14  3/5/2007
I love this name, my next daughter is going to be named Taylor Christine.
Beautiful name. However, for a boy I'd opt for Tyler - Taylor just sounds more girly and Tyler is more manly.
-- alyse88  3/25/2007
I don't understand why anyone would name their daughter this. It's very masculine sounding and it's a profession. Whatever next? Will we soon be seeing little girls called Shoemaker, Cordwainer, Locksmith and Miller?
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2007
I think this name sounds much more feminine than it does masculine, although it's not a bad name for a boy either. I think it can work for a cute little kid or a mature adult! The only thing I dislike about this name is the meaning "cutter of cloth".
-- Hola123  4/15/2007
Another case of surnames being used for first names and also a case of a boy's name being used for girls.
I know one girl named Taylor but still think it's best suited for a boy. Taylor is both dull and overused.
-- Missy  4/18/2007
I like most unisex names and I like the name Taylor even though it is common. I think it sounds good on both boys and girls.
-- CharlieRob  5/6/2007
Taylor McKessie was a character in High School Musical, the crappest film ever tipped to be a new Grease.
-- DontDissMadison  5/12/2007
This is my name and I think it is a very strong name.
-- darry_curtis  5/19/2007
Taylor is a perfectly fine name on boys and girls. And all you people who say it isn't right to name a girl a boy name, remember, 100 years ago girls couldn't wear pants, so things change.
-- Anonymous User  5/29/2007
I truly hate this name. It reminds me of Sheriff Andy Taylor, a character played by Andy Griffith in a popular 1960s TV show. All of the girls I have met named Taylor make me dislike the name more. Yes, this is caused by bad impressions, but I think this name sounds more masculine than feminine.
-- Eee  6/13/2007
Ann Taylor is a store that sells woman's clothing.

Taylor Dosse owns a grocery store on the show Gilmore Girls.
-- Evil  6/17/2007
EW. I despise this name. I know two people that have it, and both of them are really nasty, mean, ugly girls. Sorry to nice, pretty Taylors out there, but really, I can't help it. And the meaning is NOT to die for. It means "cutter of cloth". Um, okay, shall I barf to emphasize the fact that this is a REALLY LAME MEANING?
-- Penneyperson  6/24/2007
This is a cute name for either gender I think! CUTE CUTE!
-- Rosie is amazing  7/4/2007
I like Taylor more for a girl, it just sounds more feminine to me.
-- joanie2007  7/25/2007
This isn't a name. It's a surname and a job.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2007
Gross for a girl but awesome and cute on boy. I have no clue why it's so popular for a girl right now. It's so unfeminine.
-- spaz123  9/6/2007
So many stupid, stripper names to mock, so little time. Taylor is ridiculous. Don't name your kid Taylor. Just don't. A Taylor is someone who mends clothes. It is not something you name your daughter.
-- johann14  9/25/2007
I would like to ask johann14 if she was calling all Taylors strippers? What does it matter what a person's name means? "cutter of cloth", why is that so horrible? I mean seriously it's not like it means "ignorant moron" right? I have to say that some of your views are extremely biased.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2009
Taylor is an ugly name. It just sounds like trailor trash.
-- bella calavera  10/4/2007
Ugh. I think I just threw up on the keyboard. Anyhow, this name is awfully horrendous. I mean, maybe it's just because the people I know who HAVE this name are awfully horrendous, but seriously, people. I think we're running out of name ideas. You might as well be naming your children "Seamstress" or "Politician" or "Speech therapist", because they're all job names. Kinda like "Taylor".
-- Penneyperson  10/12/2007
Just awful.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2007
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her husband Tim Hasselbeck named their son Taylor Thomas.
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2007
I can't stand modern names like this. I don't mind calling your kid Red or something, but a surname, especially for a GIRL? It means literally and simple a TAILOR. Someone who takes in clothing for a living. It's so unattractive and heavy and masculine sounding. I just can't get used to seeing little pretty girls in dresses with rosy cheeks being called a surname. McKenzies and Taylors and god knows what else. It's so uninviting. Please call your kid a FIRST name?
-- TSato  12/20/2007
The name Taylor reminds of a wealthy, snobbish, selfish white girl.
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2008
I've noticed that there's a lot of negative reactions to this name; even the good reactions pale in comparison to the intense, blunt, and often hateful interpretations of the name. I personally don't care what a person is named; so long as the soul inside is beautiful, that person is beautiful. I am proud to know a very beautiful Taylor, which just proves that names don't make the person. He's not a clothes-mender, he's not a winmpy boy or an unfeminine girl, so there go the conventional connotations. He is a wonderful person, and he would be just as wonderful if he was named anything else.
-- hopefulromantic713  1/27/2008
This is my name, and I like it a lot. It's not too popular, and it's strong without being too masculine (although some disagree). I think it's a great name for a girl.
-- TayLeigh127  3/7/2008
Well, there's no LOGICAL reason why this name couldn't be used on females. Not all surnames are masculine, and this name has been in use as a first name long enough not to sound too surname-y. It's only two syllables anyway. However, I do prefer this name on males. The -er ending makes almost all names sound masculine, Piper being an exception that I can think of right now. This isn't one of my favorite names, but it's not a bad name. Somehow it just sounds a bit boyish on women, though.
-- slight night shiver  5/8/2008
This is my name, and I really don't like it. Except for the nickname that comes with it, Tay. I absolutely despise common names, and this is one, considering I know over 5 Taylors. The whole unisex thing is no problem for me, I actually like unisex names, but the meaning is plain. I like some more creativity in names, rather than just flat-out "Taylor."
-- themoongirl  5/24/2008
To me, because of personal associations and the sound, it's a boy's name. I have known a few girls named Taylor, but the majority are boys.
-- BoiCrazii  6/11/2008
I think that the name Taylor sounds good for a boy, not a girl though. I much prefer this name to Tyler.
-- Junidoe-Josephine  6/23/2008
My name is Taylor (girl). I know 3 girl Taylors, 2 boy Taylors, and 3 people with Taylor as a surname. It is overused.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2008
This name is too common and dull. Everybody jumped on a bus going the wrong way.
-- KayeKiLa  8/12/2008
Not to be rude or anything but why are so many people so simple-minded? I don't get it, you don't like a name because someone you know has it and is a bitch basically? It doesn't make any sense. And now you're probably going to say I'm saying this because my name's Taylor and no what I don't care. I do agree though that the name is way too common and I've thought about changing my name and still may [I know 5 Taylors] but still to those people that are basically saying all Taylors are the same, I feel personally insulted.
-- Taylor1793  8/25/2008
Taylor is the name of the drummer of the Foo Fighters. Who is the best drummer of any band I've ever listened to. Absolutely LOVE him. Can't believe no one's commented on him before. Yeesh.
-- mytimenow  10/3/2008
I have to admit this name is becoming so ridiculously popular. It's pretty, but on someone else's kid. My friend has this name and she hates it and wishes she was called by her middle name. I can understand, though, our friend's boyfriend thought she was a he and threatened to beat her up! But this is a pretty name (although she doesn't believe me). Please, when you name your daughter/son this common English name, give them more of an unusual middle name to go by when they get older. They'll appreciate it. :)
-- _0TophasNails_1  11/23/2008
Taylor is a good name for both guys and girls. I.E. Taylor Swift (f), a singer, and Taylor Lautner (m), an actor.
-- Miss_Gorgeous  12/12/2008
Ok, for one, I honestly don't understand why so many people dislike the name Taylor just because they have encountered nasty people that COINCIDENTALLY had the name Taylor. I have encountered nasty people as well, but I don't waste my time going around criticizing everyone who bears their name. To me, Taylor works both as a boy and girl name. I believe that people shouldn't judge by a person's name, because it's ignorant and insulting.
-- mikaela1089  1/11/2009
:D Hehe I'm a Taylor (f) and although I do not think it's all that great and pretty of a name, a guy told me the other day that my name is very pretty and that he didn't associate my name with a boy's, which I thought was so sweet of him. I personally don't like my name but I have met some really nice girls (and guys) named Taylor and they are very intelligent, too.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2009
I don't like this name a whole lot, but I don't dislike it. It's not an easy name for teasing, which is good, and it won't get mispronounced. My niece's name is Taylor Shears, though. Poor girl.
-- Amalia  2/16/2009
In the book Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, Taylor Markham is a main character and the narrator.
-- eguo0124  2/28/2009
This name is tacky and weak, and makes me cringe.
-- vomiting  3/3/2009
I have met a lot of girl Taylors, but only one boy Taylor. I really prefer this on a boy, because it sounds strong and handsome.
-- Anonymous User  3/21/2009
I like this name. I have known two little girls called this one spelt Taylor and the other spelt Taylah. I prefer Taylah as it is more girly and feminine whereas Taylor is more boyish and strong.
-- samantharae  4/3/2009
This name sounds icky and snobby to me!
-- asforoneday  4/29/2009
Actor Taylor Lautner portrays Jacob Black in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyers' "Twilight."

And for what it's worth, this name really isn't all that bad. You people need to take a breather.
-- meggsxx3  4/30/2009
Where are you people getting these ridiculous meanings from? Taylor is derived from the occupation name Tailor; the etymology is listed on the page. It does not mean Clothed with Salvation, it does not mean eternal beauty, and it is not the same name as Tayla/Taylah/Tailaahhhh.
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2009
Taylor York (m) is a rhythm guitarist for the band Paramore.
-- pink__tofu  5/24/2009
A famous bearer is American actress/singer Taylor Momsen (born July 26, 1993). She is noted for her early film work in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Spy Kids 2", her role as Jenny Humphrey on the TV series "Gossip Girl", and her work with her band the Pretty Reckless.
-- AndrewJKD  7/11/2009
I like this name for girls, but I love it as a boy's name.
-- jordanrenee  7/28/2009
I used to like this name, but now I find it trashy. Taylor is one of those names that makes the bearer feel that she has no choice but to be a cheerleader or pop singer like the annoying Taylor Swift.
-- bananarama  8/1/2009
I always picture this name being said in a valley girl voice, though it's not supposed to be feminine- especially since it's a surname.
-- Kerules  8/8/2009
This is a horrible name, it has become entirely too popular, and I find myself always meeting other 'Taylor's. Name your kid something unique not generic. My name is my name because my mother decided on it, but I have met so many others with it that I now feel it is just something to call me by and not really 'my' name.
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2009
Wow, I can't believe nobody's mentioned this. Taylor was the main character in the 1968 film "Planet of the Apes".
-- camilana646  8/27/2009
I have to admit I loved this name and thought it was a really cool girl's name when I first encountered it as a preteen (through a character on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'). It's been quite a few years since I felt that way about it, since it's become so overused, and because I found out that it's not really a girl's name at all. I still like the nickname Lori for a girl named Taylor, though; at least she has that option of going by a feminine nickname when she's got such a masculine forename.
-- Anyechka  9/1/2009
ARE YOU KIDDING ME PEOPLE? ROGER TAYLOR, COME ON! The very sexiful drummer of the band Queen, which is, of course, the only band in the world worth listening to. Roger is only bested in sexiness by the sex god Freddie Mercury!

As for your opinions, I really think you guys are taking this to the extremes. If you don't like the name, say so in a polite way, not in a way that makes people want to hunt you down and kill you. Honestly people, we aren't all kindergardeners!
-- lillyanna  12/19/2009
I really dislike this name. I don't like it for a girl and I don't really like it for a boy either. But I would much prefer it be a boy's name than a girl's.
-- Antique_Cherub  12/23/2009
I can't stand Taylor Swift. It sounds too much like a girls name for a boy. And "to cut" what the---, what type of meaning is that? Horrible name.
-- Alora  1/2/2010
I love the name Taylor. It's my middle name, and I love love it. For a baby girl I think it's cute! I almost wanna go by Taylor, but my first name is Kaitlyn, and I love it a little more. My mother has good taste in names if you ask me, Kaitlyn Taylor is pretty darn cute.(:
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2010
Childish and overpopular. It's an occupation!
-- Anonymous User  3/15/2010
I will never understand why people think this sounds like a NAME, let alone a girls' name.
-- arrowhead909  4/6/2010
Taylor on a boy is okay but on girl - ewww! I mean it's so disgusting and unfeminine on a girl!
-- starz26  4/10/2010
Would I like this name on a boy? Maybe. I wouldn't use it, but I wouldn't take issue with it, either. But on a girl.

You see, there are four feminine names--Riley (which I still like for a boy), Chloe, Madison, and Taylor--that conjure an image in my mind of "really tacky names from a Mary-Kate and Ashley movie/show." I'll be the first to admit, when I was a little kid I was a huge fan of the twins (their "Full House" days, and movies like "It Takes Two" and even "Billboard Dad"). However, if you look at all their "teen movies" and their later TV show (which was also a "teen show"), they started sticking to having "cool" character names--and the main ones that stick out in my mind are Riley, Chloe, Madison, and Taylor (though the first two were recycled more). And the storylines just got more vapid. Seriously, try sitting through "Holiday in the Sun" and feeling sympathetic towards either twin. I dare you.

And there was a user who commented before that Taylor is a great name (because she had it) and inner beauty is what counts--or something to that effect--and "chances are all your names are ugly and un-feminine too!" THAT is the picture in my head that Taylor paints: a very shallow, tacky person.

I realize that my ranting can come across as quite insulting so I apologize to all the female Taylors out there (of which I'm sure there are quite a few) who do not perpetuate the stereotype which I have illustrated here. It's unfortunate, but. It also appears as if I'm not alone. Hopefully, all the good Taylors can change the image and create a much classier one.
-- erb816  6/29/2010
I have many problems with this name.
Taylors Swift and Lautner, in my opinion, talentless kids who are both famous because of teenage girls (I am a teenage girl, by the way, and dislike both Swift and Lautner)
Not a fan of ugly, ambiguous names. Just, not.
-- margs66  7/18/2010
A famous bearer of this name is Taylor Kitsch, a male actor from Canada, who portrayed Tim Riggins in the TV show "Friday Night Lights", as well as being cast as "Gambit" in X-Men: Origins: Wolverine.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2010
My name is Taylor, and I like it, even though I'm a girl. It is a little to popular, though, which I find sort of unsettling.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2010
Wow. What an amazing meaning. "a tailor" -.-
-- Chrila96  8/25/2010
I love this name. I am going to name my kitten Katyah Tailyr. Occupation names are very cool right now and I really think this name will stay up in popularity for a while.
-- TeamPeeta4ever  9/23/2010
I like this name, but I prefer names with a little more meaning.
-- Chrila96  9/26/2010
Taylor also means "morning dew" in Hebrew. The Hebrew version is Tal-Or, and is used in Israel.
-- nicole_1024  11/10/2010
I think this name describes a hard-working, caring girl. Honestly I don't think I can see this on a boy anymore. Although, this name is now quite dated to the 90's. I'm in high school and I know tons of Taylors (almost all girls). But I still think this is a pretty, wholesome name!
-- nicole_1024  11/10/2010
Not exactly sure what to think of this name. I've met two girls named Taylor: one was a none-too-bright but friendly cheerleader and the other was transgender. Therefore, one or the other of these descriptions always comes to mind. I do find it a bit more feminine than masculine, however.
-- Black_X  12/31/2010
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (born 27 February 1932), also known as Liz Taylor, is an English-American actress. She is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden age. She is also known for her "violet eyes."
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2011
My youngest sister is named Taylor. I know a couple other girls with this name but I don't think I've ever met a boy with it. I think it's a pretty yet tough name (for girls), and that's what my sister is. It's a little plain, sometimes, but I like her name.
-- blondieboo629  7/7/2011
Taylor is more of a boy's name, in my opinion. It just seems odd to name girls after occupations.
-- Hushpuppy  7/21/2011
I don't find anything wrong with the name though I would never use it because of the pronunciation. In the north, and how I still say it, it's TAIL-er but in the south, where I live now, everyone says TAY-ler. I can't stand the latter pronunciation. That would be the only reason I wouldn't use it.
-- JaciGia  8/8/2011
Taylor "Tay" Jardine is the lead singer of the band "We Are The In Crowd".
-- writer371  8/12/2011
This is a good name for someone who is androgynous, gender queer, gender fluid or transgender. I don't mean that as an insult to the name, nothing wrong with alternative gender expression. I just think this is one of the few names that can really go both ways equally well, or rather it works better as a masculine name but is more popularly used for females which lends it well to gender bending.
-- Anonymous User  9/12/2011
I can't believe how rude everyone is being. Grow up!, as after all if a parent wants to name their son or daughter Taylor, it's their own choice and no one else's. And anyway it's a nicer name than all these modern names that have become popular like Jayden, I truly despise this name.
-- Anonymous User  9/21/2011
I think Taylor is an amazing name. I like all spellings; Taylor, Tayla, Taylah, Tayloh. I think Taylor is a cute name, and country singer Taylor Swift is a brilliant inspiration and she has such a beautiful name :) I think also Taylor is ok for a boy, although it doesn't sound as good. I saw a comment back up there that said something about them disliking Taylor Swift & Lautner. How could you?!
-- hollie2305  9/29/2011
Where do I begin? Within my large distaste for surname-turned-forenames... "Taylor" is very likely the worst offender.
It is abominably unpleasant on a male, but absolutely dreadful as feminine.

"Taylor" is very much a default, generic, and predictable name; there is nothing particularly interesting or alluring to it... it is, itself, merely another blade of grass in my backyard. And who wishes to be that? I thought that people wanted to stand out, to be a bright flower in the stretch of green.

While I do not want to say that it is entirely unintelligent in sound... "Taylor" is rather juvenile, weak, and unprofessional (again, particularly on a female.)
In either case, it is definitely not attractive to my eye or to my ear-- nor does it initially fabricate an image of a brilliant brain.
-- Francesca  1/23/2012
I like the name Taylor :) I think it can be used for a guy and girl and go perfectly for both. My name's Taylor, I used to not like it, but I love it now. Some people really think it should stay a guys name? Things change :/ sorry but things are going to get mixed up and be different. I like it (:
-- PianoForTay  2/7/2012
Schneider is the German version of Taylor, I think.
-- SEC908  12/28/2012
It's very much a unisex name, which is the only good thing. My nephew was named this, and I think it could be worse but the meaning isn't that great, either.
-- EstherTester  1/24/2013
This name is a total girls name. Taylor is very pretty and strong, not delicate. I think delicate girls names are ridiculous. I'm a fan of Taylor Swift as well. There are too many girls named Taylor out there, so don't bother using it for a boy.
-- MelissaR  3/11/2013
Actually, it was originally used for males much more often. But after the 1970s more and more girls began to be named Taylor. It is generally accepted as a unisex name although waaay more popular amongst girls than boys now.

Still, I would not want a name like this because it seems too ambiguous. People don't know if you're male or female.
-- EstherTester  3/23/2013
Personally, my name is Taylor. Yes, I do think it's a girly name, and it can be masculine. But, first off I want to say, Taylor DOES NOT mean "poor cutter of cloth." It's definition is just "cutter" or "cutter of cloth." Get it the hell right.
-- Anonymous User  10/6/2013
So let me get this straight. My name is Taylor, and yes I am a girl. So, from what many are saying, I am automatically a bitch? Trashy? Selfish? Stereotypes are rude, I don't mind you all saying you don't like it so long as you have valid reasoning. Just try not to stick all Taylor's in the same boat. I like to think that I am my own person, and just because someone out there with the same name is a mean person that doesn't make me one as well. Try to be a little more sensitive, words are powerful things.

I do agree, however. Taylor isn't the ideal girl's name. It is a bit masculine, and it is overused. None the less, I love my name because my parents gave me the name. I respect and love them too much to hate it. Anything they give me is something to cherish.
-- Tay-bug-Treasure  10/23/2013
What is wrong with all of you people who feel it is acceptable to trash another persons name? How would you like it if people said you were a bitch, or a trashy, lazy person simply based on the name you were given?
Or just to say a name is bad based on its meaning or its popularity? When parents choose a name for their child it is a deeply personal experience and no one has the right to pass judgement on their choice. Life is hard enough without complete strangers telling you your name sucks (for no good reason). All, of you negative people need to get a life and focus your energy on something more positive. And, yes, my daughters name is Taylor which we chose because it was my mothers maiden name, not based on the meaning, not because it is a popular name, but because it meant something to us and she is proud of her name. I hope she never sees this page of this website and all of the negative, ridiculous comments that people have posted about her name.
-- Kbattgirl  11/1/2013
MY name is Taylor.. I like it cause of all the nicknames I get like, taytay taytertot and taythird and tots (: I like it both on a girl and a boy.
-- taylornolan24  12/9/2013
I guess there is nothing really wrong with this name for a boy or a girl, but I personally detest it. It reminds me of Taylor Swift, the talentless princess of pathetic teenybopper trash. When I hear this name, all I can think of is how people always tell me I look like Taylor Swift. (Come on! I'm five feet tall with thick cateye glasses and a dark brown pixie haircut! I DON'T see it!) Ugh!
-- Ruta Graveolens  1/15/2014
I can't bring myself to like this name. There's nothing wrong with it, I just tend not to like surnames-turned-forenames or unisex names. But that's just me, and I'm sure there are many lovely Taylors out there.
-- kvpp88  5/16/2014
I've always liked the name on both genders but lately I feel like it sounds better on males but Taylor Swift kind of ruined that. I just love the relaxed vibe of it.
-- Melys11  6/28/2014

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