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What does Skye mean?

Skye /skye/ as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Skye) is pronounced skie. 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.

Associated with: scotland, sky (heaven)


Skye has 2 variants: Skie and Sky.

Skye has 7 more alternative forms via Schuyler, Skyler: Skuyler, Skyelar, Skylar, Skylen, Skyler, Skyller and Skylor.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Saye, Skelye, ..

(female) Skyeia, Skyeta, ..

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. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Skye for boys. Skye entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #1300 in the U.S. in 1996, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Skye and associated names. Schuyler, Sky (#1402 in 2014), Skylar (#637), Skyler (#352) and Skylor are the prominent varying forms of Skye. Other variants, like Skylen, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Skye was more pronounced 2 decades ago (usage of 0.13%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.08%, 40.6%).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arye, Brye, Coye, Daye, Faye, Frye, Jaye, Kaye, Keye, Kye, Nye, Raye, Rye, Sage, Saxe, Sayer, Sayge, Sayre, Shae, Shaye, Skeet, Skip, Sly, Styg, Syd, Syed, Tye and Wye. Like Skye, these names are not commonly used.