Skylar Name Meaning

A name of English origins, Skylar means “noble scholar.” A variant of Schuyler, the name has quite a few other spelling variations out there including Skyler and Skyllar.

Her popularity is hard to gauge given her host of alternative spellings, but the Skylar variation peaked at number 42 in 2015. Parents love her spunky look, her inner Y and Sky- start standing apart from the crowds of vintage classics making a comeback.

Originally a surname, Skylar works well with today’s last name as a first name trend seen in Ellison and Waverly. She’s also a unisex choice like Avery or Aubrey though much more commonly used for girls these days. She’s modern as can be without an ounce of old age to make her feel dated.

Skylar is sporty name, packed with energy and fun. She’s a name fit for an athlete, strong and sleek with her edgy styling. Skylar is quite the showstopper, destined for a life on the stage and beyond with her love of entertaining. A little Skylar knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to work to make it happen.

Other Sky- names include Skyla and Skylee while similar names like Harley and Reagan share a bit of Skylar’s style.

Infographic of Skylar name meaning, which is A variant of the English Schuyler, Skylar means noble scholar.
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Skylar Name Popularity

How popular is the name Skylar? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 0 0%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 2,970 6 0.0004%
1986 2,192 15 0.001%
1987 1,318 55 0.0036%
1988 1,484 45 0.0029%
1989 1,318 67 0.0042%
1990 549 388 0.0234%
1991 622 316 0.0194%
1992 570 366 0.0229%
1993 445 519 0.0333%
1994 406 579 0.0377%
1995 379 660 0.0438%
1996 328 826 0.0552%
1997 301 930 0.0629%
1998 173 1,715 0.1146%
1999 131 2,499 0.1669%
2000 135 2,486 0.1627%
2001 141 2,324 0.1542%
2002 141 2,372 0.1583%
2003 144 2,291 0.1506%
2004 154 2,151 0.1411%
2005 154 2,221 0.1453%
2006 145 2,337 0.1493%
2007 172 2,031 0.1287%
2008 191 1,735 0.1123%
2009 186 1,748 0.117%
2010 180 1,700 0.118%
2011 145 2,136 0.1499%
2012 87 3,333 0.2339%
2013 73 3,783 0.2657%
2014 48 4,764 0.327%
2015 42 5,273 0.3624%
2016 42 5,104 0.354%
2017 48 4,697 0.3365%
2018 50 4,373 0.3183%
2019 57 4,010 0.2962%
2020 63 3,556 0.2794%

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Names Like Skylar

If you like Skylar, you’ll love these other names like Skylar.


What names are diminutives of Skylar?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Skylar sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Skylar, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sky

The sky

English

Skye

Isle of Skye

English


What names are variants of Skylar?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Skylar.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Schuyler

Fugitive

Schyler

Fugitive

Skyler

Noble scholar

English

Skyllar

Fugitive


What names sound like Skylar?

If you like how Skylar sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Skylar.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Scarlet

Shade of red

English

Scarlett

Shade of red

English

Skyla

Fugitive

English

Taylor

Tailor

English


What names are similar to Skylar?

Find a name that’s like Skylar, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Addison

Son of Adam

English

Hailey

Hay meadow

English

Harper

Harp Player

English

Kennedy

Helmeted head

Irish

Kinsley

King’s clearing

English

Mackenzie

Son of Coinneach

Scottish

Madison

Son of Maud

English

Presley

Priest clearing

English

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

Serenity

Calmness

English


Lists With Skylar

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Skylar.


Siblings of Skylar

Mamas with kids named Skylar also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Skyla

Fugitive

English

King

King

English

Lilliana

Lily flower

English

Tyler

Tiler

English

17 Comments

  1. I loved it so much for a middle name I wanted it to be her first name and two days before I had her and when she was born I knew she was definitely a Skylar.

  2. I gave birth to my daughter Skylar 2 years after losing my first daughter, so since I wanted her to have connections with the sky and nature, I named her Skylar Florence meaning flower from above, she’s so adorable, the real flower she means so much to me.

  3. Skylar sounded beautiful. When i was 20, I had always knew I wanted a daughter named Skylar. And here comes age 22! Skylar was born. It was a miracle. My first daughter, Rosie, She wanted a sis Named skylar too. so i made her wish come true! An now, skylar is 7, and Rosie is 11, Just two perfect daughters of mine.

  4. I named my daughter skylar because when i looked it up the meaning was badass that could do anything and in this world today i want her to onow she is gonna be just fine the only thing i dont like about the name skylar is after i named my daughter that everyone started so in school half the class is gonna be named skylar and i really wanted something different not heard of much

  5. I actually forgot how I got
    Skylars name but I loved it and had to name her that

  6. I wanted to name that had some connection to nature and Sky is her nickname! Our dog’s name is Luna…. So Sky and Luna (Moon)

  7. My baby girl i want to call skylar frances but dont know which way to should how be spelt or if it is a nice name. Sounds cute though skyla xx

  8. I named my daughter Skylar Nicole. The reason for me picking this name before her because she is a very smart funny happy little girl. Not only that. I can for see her being someone boss in the corporate world a CEO of some law firm or something like that. She has the smarts for it.

  9. I named my princess Skylar because it has a great meaning that defines her true character… She is adorable,beautiful, jolly,strong, loving,blessed, a fighter… She never misses a chance to smile… She gives us happiness n feel proud to be her parents… And yes its afancy and classy name… She ain’t outdated…its Nickname sounds special… I jus love this name…

  10. I chose the name Skylar because it was the same initials as my late grandmother. She passed away July 16th 2017. My grandmothers name was Shirley Ann Cooper And now Skylar will have the same known as Skylar Ann Cooper

    • “Skylar Ann” Sounds beautiful <3

  11. I picked Skylar because I thought the night sky looked really pretty but Skylar’s dad thought Sky sounded more like a nickname.

  12. mommy misses her super girl so so much and i miss me and daddy’s rainbow baby also that would have been your baby brother or sister there birthday would have been
    5-17-2020
    i hope your dad will work things out love you always and forever

  13. Skylar is a tender girl, she is jolly, loving n outgoing.
    She likes smiling and playful as well.i like her attitude since she is my little Queen, and i love her from the moon n back.

  14. My Daugher is called skylar , she looks so pretty, she loves singing and caring. Its a nice name .

  15. I simply love the name Skylar great unisex name

  16. She loves elmo and needs more things to stimulate her yet she is only 4 months so many things are out of her age group


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