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What does Schuyler mean?

Schuyler /schuy-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.

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


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

Related boy name: Skye.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Schuyder, Schuyley, ..

(female) Schuyleri, Schuyley, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Schuyler for boys. Schuyler reached its top rank of #938 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Schyler, Skye, Skylar (#637 from recent data), Skyler (#352) and Skylor are the prominent variation forms of Schuyler ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Schuyler were popular 16 years ago (average #1138) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1498, 44%).

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.