Meaning and Name Origin
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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Skye.
Skyler is a rare first name for females. Skyler is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Skyler and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Skyler (#302 in 2014) 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 and is somewhat lower today, 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). (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)