Skylar - Meaning of Skylar
[ 2 syll. (s)ky-lar, sk-yl-ar ] The baby boy name Skylar is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced as SKAYLaaR †. Skylar is used predominantly in the Dutch and English languages, and it is derived from Dutch origins. The name is of the meaning student, scholar. The first name is derived from a Dutch surname.
In addition, Skylar is a variant (Dutch) of the name Schuyler (English).
Skylar has 15 variants. Variants include Skilar, Skuyler, Skyelar, Skyeler, Skylare, Skylarr, Skylee, Skyler, Skyller, Skylor, Skylore, Skylur, and Skylyr. The contractions Sky and Skye are other English variants.
Skylar is a classic favorite. Today it is still a somewhat popular baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use in the past. The name's popularity jumped from the 1980s up to the 1990s; before that, it was of infrequent use only. Its usage peaked modestly in 1998 with 0.036% of baby boys being given the name Skylar. Its ranking then was #358. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.012% and its ranking #922. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Skylar, Skyler was the most regularly used. In 2018, the name was thrice as popular as Skylar. Though Skylar is currently more often than not a girl name, there was a period from 1981 to 1993 when more boys were given the name. From 1994 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Skylar. In 2017, girls named Skylar outnumbered boys by 18 times.
Baby names that sound like Skylar include Saeler, Saelor, Sailar, Sailer, Sailor, Saylar, Sayler, Saylor, Schuyler, Schyler, Skilar, Skuyler, Skyelar, Skyeler, Skylare, Skylarr, Skyler, Skyller, Skylor, and Skylore.
† 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)"