What does Skye mean?
Skye /skye/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Skye) is pronounced sky. It is of English origin. Sky and Skye are used as nicknames for Skyler and Skylar, as nature names, and possibly in reference to the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
How popular is Skye?
Skye is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2353 out of 4276, Top 55%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#59147 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Skye for girls. Skye was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #368 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular varying forms of Skye (#368 last year) are Sky (#740 last year), Skyla (#533), Skylar (#48) and Skyler (#302). Forms like Schuyler are uncommon. These girl names are at the top of their popularity today (usage of 0.6018%). The more fashionable baby names among these are Sky (#740), Skye (#368), Skyla (#533), Skylar (#48) and Skyler (#302), with Sky having a revival in popularity. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Skye and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)