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