To answer your question specifically, No. The
<meta title="" content=""> has no effect on rank; for one simple reason; it is not content. Google pays attention to the
h1 tag, other lesser header hags (
img tag alt text, URLs, links, and to a much lesser degree, the
description meta-tag giving no or little weight to the terms found in this tag.
Google has moved to become a semantic search engine beginning with Google Scholar in 2008 increasing over the years to be more focused on content and tags related to content. While Google can read format tags and may pay attention to them for various reasons, the terms contained within them is not indexed or weighted.