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A super boring and played out name for boys or girls. Want your child to be just another face in the crowd? Then choose this dull name.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
Taylor is one of my favorite girl names. I really love it! One of my female cousins is named Taylor. Personally, I prefer it on a girl, but I wouldn’t say it’s ugly or I hate it on a boy, since this name is unisex. I used the name Taylor for one of my characters in a fan fiction I’m writing. It’s handsome and strong for a boy, and beautiful and delicate for a girl too :) I didn't even know this was an occupation name though! I think this name would flow well as a first, middle, or last name :)
caseynames6229  10/21/2018
In 2018, 18 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Taylor who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 491st most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 17 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Taylor who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 184th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
Taylor's a good name. I like it on a girl or a boy. When I think of a girl named Taylor, I think of a cowgirl with blue eyes and blonde/strawberry blonde hair in braids.

Here are some first-name-middle-name combinations:
· Taylor Poppy
· Florence Taylor
· Taylor Florence
· Beatrice Taylor
· Taylor Beatrice
· Emma Taylor
· Taylor Emma
· Louise Taylor.
BeccyLeader2  10/12/2018
Clothes-maker? Weak name, practically meaningless. Presidential names are super lame.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
Sounds trashy kinda.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2018
I love this name! Though I met a lot of girls named Taylor and only 2 boys named Taylor, it’s a good name for a boy, but I prefer it on a girl slightly more!
― Anonymous User  9/20/2018
I prefer this name more on a girl because I’ve met more girls who bear this name. But not a bad boy name! It’s fine for either sex. And yes I do own a female sonic character with that name according to the last comment!
thisnameshouldbegirl  9/10/2018
It’s okay on a boy or a girl. But since I've met only one boy named Taylor and have an STH fan character Taylor Lynn Chang (Wolf), I prefer it more on a girl.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2018
I don't like occupational names.
kayisforkeen  8/5/2018
Taylor is my bff's name and he loves his name! I hate how people say it should only be a girls name, it fits some boys too.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2018
First of all, there's no reason to hate the name "Taylor". It's beautiful. My name is Taylor and I know I'm not the only one who used to hate this name when he/she or other were young. It is a boys name and a girls name for a reason and that is because it's beautiful both ways. So please, stop being a hater because no one likes a hater. Now cut it out. I mean since my name is Taylor which has the main meaning of "tailor."
― Anonymous User  3/23/2018
Taylor is my daughter's name. I just love that name. It fits her well.
Kevin J. Stoll  3/5/2018
I used to dislike my name (which is Taylor) but now I really like it. I feel like it's a dignified name. I do wish it had a meaning other than tailor. People say it's a surname and although that is true it works very well as a first name (or so I think)! I also think it's a girl's name rather than a boy's name. Tyler (which I get called a lot) is more of a masculine name. Taylor is a more feminine name.
T. C. Master  12/19/2017
My name is Taylor, and I'm a girl. I didn't enjoy the name Taylor when I was little. Why couldn't I have a cute name like Elizabeth or Ruby? But we can't choose our names, so we are just stuck with what we receive. I understand that some people may not enjoy that name, but don't be rude to people named Taylor, because we didn't choose that name!
― Anonymous User  10/26/2017
Taylor Bennett is an American hip hop recording artist from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. He released a free album titled Broad Shoulders featuring artists such as Donnie Trumpet, King Louie, and his older brother Chance the Rapper.
cutenose  7/22/2017
Taylor Marie Atelian is an American teen actress. She was born in Santa Barbara, California. Taylor Atelian played Ruby, the older daughter of James Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith on the ABC sitcom, According to Jim. Atelian appeared in Brad Paisley's "Celebrity" music video, along with According To Jim co-star Billi Bruno. She has been nominated in 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 for a Young Artist Award for Best performance in a TV series. Taylor Atelian appeared in a commercial promoting the V-Chip, along with her According to Jim co-stars James Belushi, Larry Joe Campbell and Billi Bruno, the commercial is called "A Better Community" for ABC.
cutenose  7/6/2017
In Minnesota, 2016 19 people were named Taylor.
Tatumarore  6/18/2017
My name is Taylor! I've only ever known one other Taylor and we are both females, but we are very different. She was more drawn to athletics while I'm a book lover, a dancer, and a bit of a nerd. I make it a point to try to help others as often as I can.. even to a point that it causes me some stress. My name does not define me, however, so please try to not lump people together in a certain stereotype based solely on names. I love my name (especially considering the fact that my mom almost named me Candy Lee). Hopefully this shed some light on the beautiful individuality of every person no matter whether their name is unique or "common." Thanks for taking the time to read my little rant.
Bltqueen  6/11/2017
Taylor Swift is a famous country and pop singer that currently lives in New York (feminine).
Tatumarore  6/2/2017
Taylor Wane is the stage name of a British pornographic actress, director, model, and serial entrepreneur. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2005 and the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2014. Wane was also the Penthouse Pet of the Month for June 1994.
cutenose  5/20/2017
My name middle name is Taylor. I love the way it comes to hand even though my real name is Madison, everybody just calls me Taylor instead.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2017
I hate the name Taylor! It's a surname and to me it's a little bit weird. I would never call my child Taylor for a boy. And definitely not for a girl. Hate it.
Charleyboobear  1/22/2017
I'm really not a fan of the name Taylor. I've never met a Taylor who I have stayed friends with. The people I've known have ruined it for me. Other than that, I don't think of it as especially beautiful or feminine, especially with it being unisex (though I've met far more girls with the name Taylor than boys.)
dancingbear  1/2/2017
My name is Taylor. I have read all of the comments about some not liking my name and some who do and I would like to say that it is no longer a common name. I am the only girl with the name Taylor and there is only one boy with the last name Taylor. I love my name because it is unique and fun to get nicknames with it like Taytay or Tay. People may say that this name sounds too manly or to feminine, but it's not, it's just right. People don't understand that new names are used everyday. So many kids are bullied for this and this is not right.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2016
Taylor is a Latin word name. This name came firstly from Latin, which means "to cut", and then it made it to French "tailleur".
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  11/5/2016
Taylor Swift has forever tainted this name, as she's a bad singer and an even worse role model, what with her constantly changing boyfriends. Taylor sounds like the name of an evil popular girl who enjoys being mean to ugly girls.
Acajou  11/4/2016
This is my name (hence my username) and I'm pretty okay with it. However, the nicknames (such as Tay Tay) can get really annoying. Plus, I go to school with four other Taylors in my grade alone.
taylormarie  10/21/2016
My name is Taylor Jane.. so boring right?
I used to hate my name, mostly in middle and high school. I don't think I had one class that I was the only Taylor. I just went by my last name. Or any of my much more unique nicknames; TFry, Tay, Taytay, Sweet T, Tay-ter-tot, etc.
I do really like my name now. I think the plainness of it is cute.
t.fry  10/13/2016
This is one of the only names that I would comfortably name a boy or girl. I can understand a lot of people saying they don't like it because it's so common and 'trashy', but I have never met another boy or girl called Taylor in my life.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2016
Why don't you guys mention Elizabeth Taylor? She was beautiful and talented.
Eileen1209864  6/13/2016
Don't like this name on boys. Sounds too feminine.
Luvbug86  5/20/2016
I love the name Taylor because
1) It is my name
2) it means that the person is beautiful, kind and smart
3) it can be a boy name or girl name
4) if you are looking for a name for your baby, name it Taylor!
5) this name is super cute
Justinbieberfan-  5/9/2016
I have mixed feelings. On girls, it's become dreadfully common. There's no real originality or personality to the name Taylor on a female. Though I don't think it's completely unsuitable for a girl, I also don't think it sounds very mature or womanly. It sounds like a teen's name, not a grown woman's name, and it's not very pretty, either. On boys, my opinion is different; it's become so uncommon for males that I think hearing a boy called Taylor would be quite refreshing among the sea of girls with this name. I still think it sounds like a teen's name, instead of an adult man, but it's much more suitable on a male than a female.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
It's nice more for a girl than a boy, but something that I don't like is the meaning... I mean tailor Taylor?!
― Anonymous User  4/11/2016
My name is Taylor and personally I think this is a very feminine name. It's sweet, cute, and 'fun'!

You peeps just hate the name because it's trendy thanks to Taylor swift. "Ugh, people having a good time where I am not? I must hate it and call it overrated."

It's a very feminine name, it's sweet, fun, and cute. Works for a cute feminine boy or just a cute young man as well!
TaylorAlaska  3/28/2016
It is my name and I know not all Taylors are nice, but most and myself have these traits:

Tends to rebel a bit
Tells the truth most of the time
Very geeky

Again those are MY traits and I am me and no one else but I tend to see that in many Taylors. I have no reason to change my name, I love it! It also is unisex so for all you stalkers out there... you don't know my gender.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2016
Trendy and boring. This is one of the most unappealing names I've ever had the displeasure of hearing.
KatieFisCosetteF  3/3/2016
I think Taylor is a beautiful name. Any name can be a stripper name now. Yes, there are porn stars with that name but there are also porn stars with the names Mia, Sophia and Riley. Just because it is a beautiful name strippers want to use it. Nothing about this name sounds trashy or 'stripperish'. Strippers use everyday normal names now, sad to say.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2016
A white trash name that instantly makes me think of the annoying Taylor Swift and her terrible "music".
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/31/2016
This name is so modern-ish that it's unbelievable. For a female, it sounds like she's a prostitute, and for a male, he's probably hated his name at one point in his life, if not many. Then Taylor Lautners' like "Come on guys, Taylor can be a males' name TOO!" Also, who names their child after an occupation? I can't find a single good thing about this name.
Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
The name Taylor is beautiful or handsome for a girl or a boy. Taylor is a very strong name and my name is Taylor and I'm a girl. I love my name. My mom and dad picked it for me! So people of the world, pick the name Taylor as much as you want. Don't listen to the haters.
Teeteesarai  12/5/2015
It's really awkward when you go to read comments about your name and people say 'Taylors' are horrible people, strippers, and trailer trash.
People are extremely passionate towards their views on names. Personally, if I could have picked my name I probably wouldn't have chosen Taylor but my name is a part of me of course and I wouldn't change it for anything.
To the people who are being so negative towards a name, you are all entitled to your opinion and to the ones who have met less than decent human beings named Taylor I'm sorry, terrible people exist everywhere with thousands of different names.
TaylorMichelle  11/30/2015
I'm Italian so I personally don't know people with this name...

I love its feminine form and also the meaning because I think it's strong, mature and true... and refined.
Felie  10/2/2015
Growing up I used to hate my name "Taylor." A lot of girls would tease me in elementary school for having a "boys" name since there were three other boys at the school named Taylor.
After that, I resented the name along with my mother for not naming me something such as: Paige, Rachel, Britney, Ashley, etc.

My mother had found a shop when I was younger that researched the meaning behind your name and if you wished to purchase it as a certificate to hang on your wall, you could. I'm glad that she did. It made me proud of my name given to me.
Not only was I no longer ashamed of the name, but I also matured and realized that my name was not my identity. My name does not define who I am.

Taylor: "One who loves God and their country." There was more on the certificate for the name, but this was what stood out to me and I never forgot these words from the rest.

It surprises me that such little minded people have to shit on the name "Taylor," thinking that it is somehow "lower" than other names out there, just because of the meaning behind "tailor." Are you that immature? Do you really think that a name defines a person?
― Anonymous User  9/23/2015
Didn't your mother ever teach you "if you don't have something nice to say don't say it at all"? Reading these comments a lot of people are putting down this name due to someone they personally know or an artist they don't like. Newsflash people. We're all different. Taylor was historically a girls name but has become a unisex name because of its masculine sound. All names are beautiful in their meaning but judging someone by their name is the lowest thing you can do. I love my name because it's a perfect balance of powerful and delicate. Taylor is a wonderful name so please no one be offended by what anyone on this page says.
― Anonymous User  9/14/2015
I love Taylor Swift but I don't know why she uses Taylor instead of Alison, because Taylor is a horrible name especially for a girl. It sounds masculine, but even for a boy it is ugly. It's so boring and means "tailor". It's horrible...
― Anonymous User  7/23/2015
I love this name for a boy - the name TAYLOR is inspirational.
Brenda327  7/16/2015
Yuck on a girl, BORING! It's overused, harsh, unattractive and dull.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2015
It's a really cool name. I much prefer Taylor (and Tyler, Riley, Avery, Leighton) for boys. There's nothing feminine in it.
heidbz  6/25/2015
Taylor, I believe, is a very strong name. No, for all you idiots out there who are saying that it's for men or don't like it, whatever! Us Taylor's, we know that we're beautiful, and nothing brings us down, because we ARE stronger than to let you bring us down. I'll tell the truth, I'm rude, I'm very strong, a tomboy even. I'm not good at making friends, so yeah. Reply whatever you want, I don't care.
Rubius__  6/18/2015
My name is Taylor and I was born in 1985. 30 years ago all my names were surnames for example.

Taylor Stewart which I don't go by now... but my name is Taylor and still is Taylor as first name.

And in answer to any one who said all Taylors are hot, hah! You don't know me! I am blue eyed but dark brown hair and chubby...
originalNex  5/15/2015
Taylor is a very happy type of name. When someone's name is Taylor, the first thing that pops into my mind is someone who is happy. It's also used a lot though. That's why I wouldn't name my child Taylor. Millions of people have it.
tross1  4/28/2015
My name is Taylor and I think it is a beautiful name no matter who else has the name. All Taylor's are not the same. I love my name and I'm a girl too.
imthebrit  4/28/2015
The name Taylor is important to me because, my grandma named me that after my great great grandfather Author Taylor and the meaning of Taylor means happiness and thankfulness.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2015
Taylor is the name of a fun-loving girl.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2015
Taylor is my name and I happen to like it. It may be derived from the word 'tailor', however, in the modern context, it has nothing to do with that occupation. Besides, if you still want to hold onto the past, it's French and the French, particularly in the medieval context when tailor started being used, they were very romantic, so it is both feminine and strong (unisex), however is more suited for a girl. It's not that common, I've only met one and she was a good friend. So for all those Taylor's who have read through all of the comments it is a great name and I happen to like it on both myself and others, regardless of gender.

Also, for those who have said that it's for a certain gender, or they don't like it on both, think about what may be the reason you are assigning names to genders.

If you are named Taylor, join the club and embrace your name! It is a great name and some people are just too negative...
― Anonymous User  4/10/2015
Taylor is an "occupation" name. Taylor is one who works with clothing. Carter is one who hauls items in a cart or wagon. Mason is one who works with brick and stone. Hunter is one who hunts. These occupation names evolved into surnames. My math teacher was Mr. Carter. Had an art teacher named Mrs. Taylor. Using surnames as first names is a trendy fad favored by today's young parents who strive to be you-neek.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2015
Taylor Swift is a famous bearer. She has had many hits worldwide, as well as multi-platinum albums, a world-selling perfume line and worldwide concert tours. She is a role model for young girls.
emilydominko  3/21/2015
My roommate's name is Taylor, and she's not bitchy, or trashy, or any of the other things people have commented. She's actually an incredibly nice and funny person. You can't make assumptions about what people are like based on a name! I'll admit it's not my favorite name in the world, but there's nothing wrong with it. At all!
― Anonymous User  3/7/2015
Why is everyone being so hateful and negative towards this name? It's just a name. How would you like it if you looked up your name and found people were saying that if you were named that, they would automatically assume you're "trailer trash" or a stripper? I understand personally disliking a name, but please don't bash it, just don't name your child it. Please stop being unkind and please keep your rude opinions to yourself. Thank you.
It's the person that makes the name, not the other way around.
Please be aware that words are very powerful weapons and you wield them with ease. Please think of how you could be effecting someone reading these comments, before you post something hateful.
speaklife  1/25/2015
Get with the program people. The name Taylor was mainly given to men because of the reference to the term Tailor. If any of you were intelligent enough to search the term, you would know that a Tailor is someone who works with clothing. It may not be a popular name in the U.S. for boys/men, but it is more popular as a mans/boy name in England, statistics show. This was a guys name originally and started to become a woman's name, so stop saying that it was a woman's name first. Ignorant fools. Almost all of you are too opinionated. Get with the program and view the facts. It may be a popular female name now, but it started with a man.
Kurodenkou  12/14/2014
Taylor Schilling (1984-) portrays Piper Chapman on the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.
hkols  9/30/2014
My name is Taylor. It is my great-grandmother's maiden name, and she means a lot to me. Having her as my namesake is very important to me.

There is a lot of negative connotation with the name Taylor, and I'm a little sick of it. I love my name, just as I'm sure other people love their names. There is no need for hostility when it comes to names, or claiming that my name being "a boy's name" is a bad thing. I, for one, think that assigning expectations based on someone's name is stupid. If anything, it reflects that my dad loved his grandmother.

Also, not every name has to have a special "Biblical" meaning. My name means the woman who has the best recipe for lemon meringue pie. I don't need a name with a fancy meaning. I can make that meaning for myself.
napstablook  9/27/2014
I really despise this name, just because it's so boring and it seems as if every poor neighborhood has about a million Taylors in it.

And I have looked up my own name, and people only have nice comments to say about it, so sorry I got a good name and you got stuck with ugly nothingy Taylor that everyone hates, but deal with it.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2014
I despise this trendy surname-turned-name. Taylor makes me think of trailers. Call me "mean", "hater" or whatever as IRDGAF! And anyways, I'm 100% you Taylor's bashing our opinions hate certain names too!
― Anonymous User  8/10/2014
The name Taylor has surprisingly grown on me... I've actually begun to appreciate this name for both genders! Um... so... apologies about what I said in my previous comment! I take it back... Well, except for the trailers part of course, lol.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2015
Lol for all those haters, I sure hope you read the comments under your name. My last name is Taylor. It's a very strong name and I've always loved my name. For you to rub it through the mud, just be happy there's a computer between us. Let's talk about meaning. So Taylor means cutter of cloth- a clothes maker am I right. Well paint this picture without clothes there would be a whole lot of ugly going on in here. So next time you get naked in front of a mirror find a Taylor to thank that you don't have to look at all of that on a daily basis. For those that have complimented the name Taylor I thank you for the kind words.
― Anonymous User  8/1/2014
People should stop being mean. WE WANT TO STAND OUT! I'M NOT A B! I happen to be in excel and I know the meaning and value in life. And, for that person who said we are "Just another blade of grass in a meadow", YOU ARE A PILE OF DUNG IN THE MEADOW! You may recognize me from Minecraft. If so I hope you're not DISRESPECTING MY NAME! It's common, yes, but it is spreed out across the world. I'm GLAD MY NAME IS TAYLOR! I'm not disrespecting YOUR name, am I?!?! SO DON'T go DISRESPECTING mine! Thank you, for your considaration.
Thickettail909  7/30/2014
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Schneider is the German version of Taylor, I think.
SEC908  12/28/2012
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
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 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
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
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
Taylor "Tay" Jardine is the lead singer of the band "We Are The In Crowd".
writer371  8/12/2011
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 is more of a boy's name, in my opinion. It just seems odd to name girls after occupations.
Hushpuppy  7/21/2011
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
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
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
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
Taylor also means "morning dew" in Hebrew. The Hebrew version is Tal-Or, and is used in Israel.
nicole_1024  11/10/2010
I like this name, but I prefer names with a little more meaning.
Chrila96  9/26/2010
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
Wow. What an amazing meaning. "a tailor" -.-
Chrila96  8/25/2010
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
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
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
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.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2010
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
I will never understand why people think this sounds like a NAME, let alone a girls' name.
arrowhead909  4/6/2010
Childish and overpopular. It's an occupation!
― Anonymous User  3/15/2010
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 like this name for girls, but I love it as a boy's name.
jordanrenee  7/28/2009
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
Taylor York (m) is a rhythm guitarist for the band Paramore.
pink__tofu  5/24/2009
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
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
This name sounds icky and snobby to me!
asforoneday  4/29/2009
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
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
This name is tacky and weak, and makes me cringe.
vomiting  3/3/2009
In the book Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, Taylor Markham is a main character and the narrator.
eguo0124  2/28/2009
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
: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
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
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
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 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
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
This name is too common and dull. Everybody jumped on a bus going the wrong way.
KayeKiLa  8/12/2008
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
The name Taylor reminds of a wealthy, snobbish, selfish white girl.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2008
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
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her husband Tim Hasselbeck named their son Taylor Thomas.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2007
Just awful.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2007
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
Taylor is an ugly name. It just sounds like trailor trash.
bella calavera  10/4/2007
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
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
This isn't a name. It's a surname and a job.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2007
I like Taylor more for a girl, it just sounds more feminine to me.
joanie2007  7/25/2007
This is a cute name for either gender I think! CUTE CUTE!
Rosie is amazing  7/4/2007
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
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
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
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
This is my name and I think it is a very strong name.
darry_curtis  5/19/2007
Taylor McKessie was a character in High School Musical, the crappest film ever tipped to be a new Grease.
DontDissMadison  5/12/2007
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
There's a song called "Taylor, the Latte Boy".
SarahMarie  2/18/2007
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
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
Famous bearer: Walter H. Taylor, General Robert E. Lee's chief staff officer in the Civil War.
johnnyreb  1/31/2007
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
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
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
There is an author named Taylor (female) Smith.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
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
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
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
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
A famous bearer of this name is Taylor Hicks, winner of American Idol: Season 5.
Lena Is A Secret  9/15/2006
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
It's very common in elementary schools.
bibi66  9/1/2006
Taylor Hanson of the band HANSON.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2006
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
My mum's maiden name was Taylor, but I think it's just an average surname.
FairyGirl  7/27/2006
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
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
It is a pretty sweet name.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2006
Famous bearer: Singer/songwriter James Taylor.
Tudor  6/14/2006
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
Taylor is a beautiful name and most girls, not all but most, are hot.
liberty  5/30/2006
Taylor Atelian is the child actress who plays Ruby on the show According To Jim.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2006
I have seen the name Tayden which I understand is a combo of Taylor and Aiden.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2006
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
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
Zachary Taylor was elected President of the United States in 1849.
breakofday  3/10/2006
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
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
Taylor stands for
― Anonymous User  11/3/2005
This is my cousin's name, Taylah Isobelle. It can also be spelt Tayla.
mum2bubba  10/24/2005
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
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
Taylor is a name that means eternal beauty. The people with this name are beautiful inside and out.
christinaiscool  6/27/2005
Although Taylor is an English name, there's a Biblical meaning: Clothed with Salvation.
Tbird  6/22/2005
I have always liked the name Taylor. I think it is a very strong name.
JustMe79  6/7/2005
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

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