Taylor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An English occupational surname for a tailor.

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Taylor (plural Taylors)

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female 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.

Taylor

  1. a village in and the county seat of Loup County, Nebraska, USA.

Usage notes[edit]

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

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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.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Taylor.

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Taylor

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male or female given name of modern usage.