[ 2 syll. (s)ky-lar, sk-yl-ar ] The baby girl name Skylar is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as SKAYLaaR †. Skylar is of Dutch origin and it is used mainly in English. The meaning of Skylar is 'student, scholar'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Skylar for more information.
Skylar is very popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as rather trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1980s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2015 with 0.272% of baby girls being named Skylar. It was #42 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #50 with a usage of 0.237%, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its family. Skylar was used 6 times more than the next ranked name, Skyler, in 2018. Although Skylar is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period from 1981 to 1993 that it was more popular with boys. After 1994, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 2017, 18 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Skylar.
† Pronunciation for Skylar: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"