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Skylar (girl)

What does Skylar mean?

Skylar Pronunciation of Skylar [sky-lar] as a name for girls (also used less regularly as boys' name Skylar) is of Dutch derivation, and the meaning of the name Skylar is "fugitive". Skylar is an alternate spelling of Skyler (Dutch). See also Skye.


Skylar has 3 variants: Schuyler, Schyler and Skyllar.

1 more different relation via Skyler: Skyla.

1 masculine form: Schuyler.

Creative forms:
(female) Nylar, Sunlar, ..

(male) Skylom, Skyman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Skylar Aniston (S.A.), ..

How popular is Skylar?

Skylar is a rare first name for females but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#138741 out of 150436, Top 92%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Skylar was first listed in 1990 and reached its top rank of #42 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Skylar (#42 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Skye (#385 the previous year), Skyla (#557) and Skyler (#285). Other variants, like Skyllar, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Skylar was at its most widespread in 2015 (usage of 0.57%). Skylar is the clear favorite, although Skyla seems to be gaining popularity too.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bryar, Pilar, Sayda, Seila, Sela, Seula, Shayla, Shaylah, Shela, Sheyla, Shila, Shilah, Shula, Shyla, Shylah, Shylo, Shyloh, Shyra, Simla, Sky, Star, Stela, Sula, Sylva and Syma. These names tend to be more frequently used than Skylar.