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What does Skyler mean?

Skyler [sky-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.

Associated with: surname, 17th century.


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

Related girl name: Skye.

Skyler has 4 more related forms via Kyla, Kyle: Kaylee, Kylea, Kylee and Kyley.

Skyler has 2 masculine forms: Schuyler and Skye.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Skyle, Skylerie, ..

(male) Skyger, Skylerri, ..

How popular is Skyler?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 2000 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 recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Kaylee (#52 in recent rankings), Kyla (#359), Kyle, Kylee (#213), Skye (#368), Skyla (#533) and Skylar (#48). Other forms, like Kyley, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Skyler was at its most widespread in 2013 (median #491) and has remained as conventional to this day (#484). Skye, Skyla, Skylar and Skyler are four of the more chic girl names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Skyler, Kaylee, Kyla, Kyle, Kylee in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Gayner, Pyper, Sable, Sallee, Salley, Sayge, Shalee, Shaylee, Sher, Shilea, Shyla, Shylah, Shylo, Shyloh, Sile, Silver, Sisley, Skie, Sky, Somer, Sommer, Summer, Sybel, Sydel, Sylena, Sylva, Sylvee, Tayler, Tyler and Tyller. These names tend to be more commonly used than Skyler.