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.
Related girl name: Skye.more]
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)
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 recent rankings) ranked in the Top 1000 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 2004 (median #350) and is almost as conventional today (#359, ▼1%), but with the form Kyle becoming less fashionable. Kaylee, Kyla, Kylee, Skye, Skyla, Skylar and Skyler. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Skyler and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)