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What does Skye mean?

Skye /skye/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Skye) is pronounced sky. It is of English origin. Place name: the spectacular Isle of Skye in Scotland, as a nickname for the Skyler variants, or as a nature name referring to the sky. See also Schuyler.


Skye has 2 variants: Skie and Sky.

Skye has 13 more alternative forms via Schuyler, Skyler: Schuylar, Schuyler, Schylar, Schyler, Skielar, Skielor, Skuyler, Skyelar, Skylar, Skylen, Skyler, Skyller and Skylor.

Kreatif forms: Skyene, Skyeso, Soskye. [more]

How popular is Skye?

Skye is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#59147 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Skye and associated names. Schuyler, Skylar (#637 in 2014) and Skyler (#352) are the prominent varying forms of Skye (not in Top 1000). Variants like Schyler are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in 2000 (usage of 0.4717%) and has become much less since (usage 0.337%, down 28.6%). Skylar (#637) and Skyler (#352) are two of the more trendy birth names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Schuyler, Skylar, Skyler in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Shae and Shaye. Like Skye, these names are not commonly used.