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What does Skylar mean?

Skylar Pronunciation of 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). 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.

1 more relation via Schuyler, Skyler: Skylen.

1 feminine form: Skye.

Creative forms:
(male) Seclar, Siglar, ..

(female) Skyna, Skysa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Skylar Ransom (S.R.), ..

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)

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 #708 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Skylar (#708 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000 are Schuyler, Schyler, Skyler (#361 in 2015) 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%, 45% 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.

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