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 but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#91801 out of 150436, Top 61%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Schuyler and Skylar (#637 in 2014) are the popular alternative forms of Skyler (#352 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2000 (usage of 0.4717%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.337%, down 28.6%). Skylar (#637) and Skyler (#352) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Skyler and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)