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Gender: Male Meaning of Taft: "building site" Origin of Taft: English

The name Taft is a boy's name of English origin meaning "building site". Taft and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Book Title Initial Game".

From the experts:

A solid, brief but not brusque single-syllable surname with a presidential pedigree.

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Famous People Named Taft

Taft Shedron "Taffy" Wright, American baseball player
Opal Taft "Opie" Cates, American clarinet player, bandleader and actor
William Howard Taft, 26th U.S. President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Bill Taft, American rock musician
Kevin Taft, Canadian politician
Lorado Taft, American sculptor
George Taft, English footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Taft

Taft, character in animated series "The Tick"
Taft Sheffield, character in E. Lockhart's book "We Were Liars"



Sharon Says:


Just found out I am a descendant (9th generation) of William Howard Taft. I would use Taft as a middle name.

Audrey328 Says:


This reminds me of William Howard Taft, who has come to be known as the president who needed a much larger bathtub in the White House.

heather75402 Says:


I think this would be a nice middle name but not so much as a first name.

Evajoy Says:


My husbands Grandfather, Earnest Taft, is a wonderful, patient and faithful man and he probably wont live to see our fourth child born. Even if we have a girl I would like to give her Taft as a middle name. Love the meaning, especially with Elizabeth, which means "God is an Oath".