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Taylor Meaning and Origin

The name Taylor is a boy’s name meaning “tailor” and is of English origin. It is derived from an occupational surname, which originally referred to someone who worked as a tailor, a person who sews, alters, and repairs clothing. The word “tailor” itself comes from the Old French term “taillour” and the Latin word “taliare,” meaning “to cut.” As a unisex name, Taylor has been used for both males and females. It became more commonly used for girls in the 1990s, but it is still given to boys as well. Variations of the name include Tayla, Taelor, and Tayler. Notable individuals named Taylor include Taylor Swift, a renowned American singer-songwriter; Elizabeth Taylor, a legendary British-American actress; and Taylor Lautner, an American actor known for his role in the Twilight film series.

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