The name Taylor is associated with a deep and introspective personality. If your name is Taylor, you are a thinker who is often deep in her own thoughts. This might cause others to think you are being stand-offish or aloof, but that’s not your intention at all. People just don’t realize how deep your nature really is. Even so, you want others to understand you, and you love affection.
You sometimes find that you are easily offended by how others speak and act, but you work very hard not to show it. At the same time, you are generally very candid and direct in your interaction with others.
You love nature and being outside as the mysteries of nature inspire you. You also enjoy all of life’s most beautiful and fine things.
The name Taylor is actually a surname that has been transferred to use as a first name. (Think of Elizabeth Taylor or James Taylor for examples of the name still in use as a surname.) It comes from the Norman French word “tailleur.” The French word itself evolved from the Latin word “taliare” meaning “to cut.” In the U.S., the name Taylor as a first name was originally used for boys (believed to have been influenced by the 12th president, Zachary Taylor), but is now used more for girls than boys.
As a boys’ name, Taylor has seen popularity in the United States since the 19th century, but only super-popular as a boys’ name during the 1990s. The name Taylor did not appear as a girls’ name in the United States until the 1980s, but it became extraordinarily popular and almost instantly and has stayed that way ever since!
Famous Taylors include country singer and songwriter Taylor Swift (who won the Country Music Association’s Horizon award at the tender age of 17), and Taylor Hicks (a male Taylor, who won the fifth season of American Idol). Taylor is also a popular name among celebrities looking for baby names. Celebrities who named their children Taylor include Bob Costas, David Hasselhoff, Emilio Estevez, and Garth Brooks. Finally, two very famous celebrities with the last name Taylor are actress Elizabeth Taylor and singer/songwriter James Taylor.