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Skye (girl)

What does Skye mean?

Skye Pronunciation of Skye [skye] 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.

Associated with: nature, scotland.


Skye has 3 variants: Skie, Sky and Skyla.

1 more related form via Skylar, Skyler: Skylar.

Creative forms:
(female) Miye, Saye, ..


Middle name pairings:
Skye Braylee (S.B.), ..

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)

Skye was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #368 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #385 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Skye name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Skye outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Skye (#385 last year) are Sky (#773 last year), Skyla (#557), Skylar (#42) and Skyler (#285). These forms of Skye were favored today (median #408). Skylar is more widely used than the rest, though Skyla has grown trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Skye, Sky, Skyla, Skylar, Skyler in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Skye, Skylar outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agye, Amye, Caye, Faye, Gaye, Jaye, Joye, Kaye, Maye, Raye, Rye, Sade, Sadye, Sage, Sayge, Shae, Shaye, Sile, Sine, Sokie, Sue, Sukee, Sukie, Suky, Suse and Suze. These names tend to be less commonly used than Skye.

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