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Skyler (boy)

What does Skyler mean?

Skyler Pronunciation of Skyler [skyler] 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.

Associated with: shelter (home), 17th century.


Skyler has 9 variants: Schuyler, Schyler, Skielar, Skielor, Skyelar, Skylar, Skylen, Skyller and Skylor.

Related boy name: Skye.

2 more alternative forms via Schuyler: Schylar and Skuyler.

1 feminine form: Skye.

Creative forms:
(male) Skyger, ..

(female) Skyber, Skyle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Skyler Kylan (S.K.), ..

How popular is Skyler?

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. Demographics)

Skyler was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #214 in the U.S. in 1994, and is presently at #361. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Schuyler, Schyler, Skye, Skylar (#708 in recent rankings) and Skylor are the popular alternative forms of Skyler (#361 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Schylar, are seldom used. These relations of Skyler were favored by parents 2 decades ago (median #1138) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1511, 47%).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aylmer, Bailer, Bayler, Beiler, Buhler, Cuyler, Dwyer, Dyer, Eylmer (see Aylmer), Fowler, Fryer, Fylmer (see Filmore), Gayler, Gayner, Hayder, Heller, Hiller, Hyder, Joyner, Keller, Kepler, Kyler, Lawler, Mayer, Meyer, Muller, Myer, Myller (see Miller), Nagler, Nailer, Rayder, Rayner, Ryker, Saber, Sable, Saddler, Sadler, Salem, Sander, Sawyer, Sayeed, Sayer, Sayers, Sayge, Sayres, Seager, Sealey, Seger, Sender, Shefer, Shomer, Shylo, Shyloh, Silver, Skie, Skipper, Sky, Snyder, Sorley, Speer, Spider, Spyder, Squier, Stiles, Stoner, Styles, Sulley, Syed, Sylas, Sylver, Tayler, Tyler, Waller, Wyler and Wylmer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Skyler.

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