Meaning and name origin
Skylar \s-ky-lar\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Skylar), is of Danish origin, and the meaning of Skylar is "scholar, protection; fugitive; giving shelter". Skylar is a variant of Schuyler (Danish): the Dutch settlers brought the name to America in the 17th century. Also a variant of Skyler (Danish): phonetic spelling of Schuyler, brought to New York by 17th-century settlers.
There is 1 feminine form of Skylar: Skye.
Skylar is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Skylar for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Skylar and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Skyler (#352), Skylar (#637) and Schuyler. (2014 statistics).