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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.


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

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Skye.

Skyler has 3 more alternative forms via Schuyler: Schuylar, Schylar and Skuyler.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Skyler name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Schuyler, Skylar, Skyler in U.S.

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