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Gender: M Meaning of Thayer: "tailor" Origin of Thayer: French variation of Taylor

The name Thayer is a boy's name of French origin meaning "tailor". Thayer and is often added to lists like New York Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin?".

From the experts:

Thayer is an affable, less-common alternative to Taylor, with a much more indirect connection to its occupational source. Actor Thayer David (born David Thayer: Thayer was his father's first name) was known for his roles in Rocky and Dark Shadows.

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Famous People Named Thayer

Abbott Handerson Thayer, American artist/painter

Pop Culture References for the name Thayer

Thayer Rybeck, character in the Lying Game (book and TV series)
Rianne Thayer, character in the Aloha Cove series.