What does Skylar mean?
Skylar \s-ky-lar\ as a name for boys (also used more generally as girls' name Skylar) is of Danish origin, and the name Skylar means "scholar, protection; fugitive; giving shelter". Skylar is a derivative of Schuyler (Danish). Skylar is also a form of Skyler (Danish).
Skylar has 1 more related variation via Schuyler, Skyler: Skylen.
Skylar has 1 feminine form: Skye.
Skylar is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#138741 out of 150436, Top 92%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Skylar for boys. Skylar was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #356 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #637 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Skylar (#637 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Schuyler and Skyler (#352 in 2014). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2000 (usage of 0.4717%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.337%, down 28.6%). Skylar (#637) and Skyler (#352) are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this list. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Skylar and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)