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What does Skyler mean?

Skyler Pronunciation of Skyler as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Skyler) is pronounced SKY-ler. It is of Dutch origin, and the meaning of Skyler is "fugitive". Also possibly a phonetic form of the Dutch surname Schulyer, which was brought to New York by 17th-century settlers. Similar to Kyle or Kyla.


ASSOCIATED WITH surname, 17th century


VARIANTS Schyler, Schuyler, Skyla, Skylar, Skyllar


RELATED FORMS VIA KYLA, KYLE Kaylee, Kylea, Kylee, Kyley




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How popular is Skyler?

Skyler is a rare first name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#91801 out of 150436, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Skyler was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #250 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #404 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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?

Prominent alternative forms of Skyler (#404 IN RECENT RANKINGS) ranked in the Top 2000 are Kaylee (#97), Kyla (#438), Kyle, Kylee (#447), Skye (#416), Skyla (#557) and Skylar (#50). Other forms, like Kyley, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Skyler was at its most widespread in 2015 (MEDIAN #490) and is almost as conventional today (#551, 21%), but with forms like Kyle becoming less fashionable. Skye, Skyla and Skylar are three of the more chic girl names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Skyler, Kaylee, Kyla, Kyle, Kylee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Skye, Skyla, Skylar in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaylee, Kyla, Skye, Skylar outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Gayner, Pyper, Sable, Sallee, Salley, Sayge, Shalee, Shaylee, Sher, Shilea, Shyla, Shylah, Shylo, Shyloh, Sile, Silver, Sisley, Skie, Sky, Somer, Sommer, Summer, Sybel, Sydel, Sylena, Sylva, Sylvee, Tayler, Tyler and Tyller. These names tend to be more commonly used than Skyler.