Meaning and name origin
Skyler \s-ky-ler\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Skyler), is pronounced SKY-ler. It is of Dutch origin, and the meaning of Skyler is "fugitive". Also possibly a phonetic form of the Dutch surname Schulyer, which was brought to New York by 17th-century settlers. Similar to Kyle or Kyla.
For more information, see also the related girl name Skye.
Skyler is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Skyler for girls. Skyler reached its highest rank of #250 in the U.S. in 2000. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Skyler and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Skylar (#48), Skyler (#302), Kyla (#359), Skye (#368), Skyla (#533) and Kyle. (2014 statistics).