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

Taft Origin and Meaning

The name Taft is a boy's name of English origin meaning "building site".

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

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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".