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What does Skyler mean?

Skyler \s-ky-ler\ as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' 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.


Skyler has 5 variants: Schuyler, Schyler, Skyla, Skylar and Skyllar.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Skye.

Skyler has 14 more related forms via Kyla, Kyle: Kayla, Kaylee, Keela, Keyely, Kilea, Kiley, Kyall, Kyel, Kylah, Kylea, Kylee, Kyleigh, Kyley and Kyli.

Skyler has 2 masculine forms: Schuyler and Skye.


Skyler is a rare first name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#91801 out of 150436, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Skyler for girls. Skyler was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #250 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #302 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Skyler name in U.S.

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

Prominent alternative forms of Skyler (#302 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Kayla (#102 in 2014), Kaylee (#52), Kiley (#660), Kyla (#359), Kylah (#972), Kyle, Kylee (#213), Kyleigh (#348), Skye (#368), Skyla (#533) and Skylar (#48). Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in 2004 (usage of 0.6188%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.5869%, down 5.2%), with the forms Kiley and Kyle becoming less fashionable. The more fashionable girl names among these are Kaylee (#52), Skye (#368), Skyla (#533), Skylar (#48) and Skyler (#302). Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Skyler and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kayla, Kaylee, Kiley, Kyla, Kylah, Kyle, Kylee, Kyleigh, Skye, Skyla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Skylar, Skyler in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kayla, Kaylee, Kyla, Skye outside U.S.