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What does Schuylar mean?

Schuylar Pronunciation of Schuylar [schuy-lar] as a name for boys is of Danish derivation, and the meaning of Schuylar is "scholar, protection". Schuylar is an alternate spelling of Schuyler (Danish).

Associated with: scholar (philosopher), protection (defender).


Schuylar has 6 variants: Schylar, Schyler, Skuyler, Skylar, Skyler and Skylor.

Creative forms:
(male) Schuyles, Schuyman, ..

(female) Schuybil, Schuysha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Schuylar Cristofer (S.C.), ..

How popular is Schuylar?

Schuylar is an unusual first name for men. Schuylar is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Schuylar (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Skyler (#361 last year), Skylar (#708), Skylor, Schyler and Schuyler. Other variants, like Schylar, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Schuylar was common among parents in 1998 (adoption of 0.12%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.07%, 45.2%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Schuyler, Schyler, Skylar, Skyler, Skylor in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Schuylar and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Achishar, Kylar, Sachar, Scanlan, Schaffer, Scherman, Schubert, Schultz, Schura (see Shura), Scully, Shachar, Shafar, Shayan, Shaylon, Shura, Shylo, Shyloh, Skielar, Skyelar, Sylas and Tylar. Like Schuylar, these names are not commonly used.

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