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What does Schuyler mean?

Schuyler Pronunciation of Schuyler [schuyler] as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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.

Associated with: scholar (philosopher), protection (defender), 17th century.


Schuyler has 7 variants: Schuylar, Schylar, Schyler, Skuyler, Skylar, Skyler and Skylor.

Related boy name: Skye.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Schuyler Jordon (S.J.), ..

How popular is Schuyler?

Schuyler is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#8923 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Schuyler reached its top rank of #938 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Schuyler name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Schuyler outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Schyler, Skye, Skylar (#708 from recent data), Skyler (#361) and Skylor are the prominent variation forms of Schuyler ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Schuyler were popular 17 years ago (average #1138) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1511, 47%).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bayler, Buhler, Butler, Cutler, Cuyler, Fuller, Gayler, Kyler, Muller, Saddler, Sadler, Samuele, Saunder, Sawyer, Sayer, Scanlen (see Scanlon), Schaeffer, Schaffer, Schneider, Schubert, Schultz, Schura (see Shura), Scribner, Scully, Shafeer, Shakeer, Shameer, Shanley, Shaye, Shaylon, Shayne, Shefer, Shelley, Sheplea (see Shepley), Shepley, Shipley, Shomer, Shubert, Shylo, Shyloh, Skylen, Skyller, Snyder, Spyder, Squier, Squyre (see Squire), Squyres, Struther (see Struthers), Styles, Sulley, Sumner, Sylver, Tayler, Thayer, Tyler, Wheeler and Wyler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Schuyler.

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