What does Schuyler mean?
Schuyler \s-chuy-ler\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Skye.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Schuyler for boys. Schuyler entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #938 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Skylar (#637 last year) and Skyler (#352) are the prominent variation forms of Schuyler ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in 2000 (usage of 0.4717%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.337%, down 28.6%). Skylar (#637) and Skyler (#352) are two of the more trendy baby names in this list. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Schuyler and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)