Meaning and name origin
Skyler \s-ky-ler\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 information, see also the related boy name Skye.
There is 1 feminine form of Skyler: Skye.
Skyler is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Skyler for boys. Skyler reached its highest rank of #214 in the U.S. in 1994. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Skyler and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Skyler (#352), Skylar (#637) and Schuyler. (2014 statistics).
Skyler is also pronounced similarly to Skuyler. Like Skyler, this name is not commonly used.