What does Skyler mean?
Skyler \s-ky-ler\ as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Skyler) is pronounced SKY-ler. It is of Danish origin, and the meaning of Skyler is "fugitive; giving shelter". Phonetic spelling of Schuyler, brought to New York by 17th-century settlers.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Skye.
Skyler has 1 feminine form: Skye.
Skyler is a rare first name for men. Skyler is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Skyler for boys. Skyler was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #214 in the U.S. in 1994, and is presently at #352. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Skyler and related names. Schuyler and Skylar (#637 in 2014) are the popular alternative forms of Skyler (#352 in 2014). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2000 and have become much less widespread since. Skylar (#637) and Skyler (#352) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)