Meaning and name origin
Schuyler \s-chuy-ler\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Schuyler), is pronounced SKY-ler. It is of Danish origin, and the meaning of Schuyler is "scholar, protection". The Dutch settlers brought the name to America in the 17th century. The homonym Skyler is steadily used. Skylar is the preferred spelling for girls.
For more information, see also the related boy name Skye.
Schuyler is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9392 out of 88799, Top 11%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Schuyler for boys. Schuyler reached its highest rank of #938 in the U.S. in 1991. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Schuyler and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Skyler (#352), Skylar (#637) and Schuyler. (2014 statistics).