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What does Skylar mean?

Skylar /sky-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 version of Schuyler (Danish) with the prefix Sk-. Skylar is also a form of Skyler (Danish).

Associated with: scholar (philosopher), protection (defender), shelter (home)


Skylar has 9 variants: Schuylar, Schylar, Schyler, Skielar, Skielor, Skuyler, Skyelar, Skyller and Skylor.

Skylar has 1 more relation via Schuyler, Skyler: Skylen.

Skylar has 1 feminine form: Skye.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Skylarre, Skylarro, ..

(female) Skylaria, Skylarri, ..

How popular is Skylar?

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)


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

Shown below is the birth name statistics 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)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Skylar (#637 in 2014) ranked in the Top 2000 are Schuyler, Schyler, Skyler (#352 in 2014) and Skylor. Other forms, like Schuylar, are uncommon. These forms of Skylar reached the peak of their popularity 2 decades ago (usage of 0.12%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.07%, 42% less).

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Adlar, Akbar, Aylmar, Ellar, Haydar, Hilar, Ilar, Iyar, Iyyar, Jayar, Kylar, Lollar, Millar, Raynar, Sacar (see Sachar), Sachar, Sadler, Sayer, Seasar, Segar, Sela, Selah, Sellars, Sezar, Shafar, Shylo, Shyloh, Silas, Skelly, Sky, Skye, Snyder, Spear, Spyder, Styles, Sylas, Sylvan, Sylver, Tilar and Tylar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Skylar.