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Skylar is a modern English given name that derives from Dutch and German surnames. Despite starting with the word “sky”, Skylar has nothing to do with the sky and instead means “scholar”. Skylar is a unisex name but its popularity as a boy’s name has declined in the last few years while it sits in the top 100 for girl’s names.

Meaning of the name Skylar:

Dutch/German: scholar

Origin of the name Skylar:

Sklyar is a modern English baby name that derives from the Dutch surname Schuyler and the German surname Schüler. Both names mean “scholar”. Skylar is the phonetic spelling of the surnames.

Symbolism of the name Skylar:

It would be impossible not to associate the name Skylar with the sky! The sky symbolizes endless possibilities and adventure.

Style of the name Skylar:


Gender of the name Skylar:

Skylar can be both a girl's and boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Skylar:


Number of syllables in the name Skylar:


Emotion evoked from the name Skylar:

Skylar evokes feelings of adventure and intelligence.

Alternative spellings for the name Skylar:

Skyler, Schuyler

Nicknames for the name Skylar:

Popularity of the name Skylar:

According to the Social Security Administration, Skylar is a popular unisex baby name. As a boy’s name Skylar peaked at #356 in 2000 and dropped from the top 1000 list in 2019.. As a girl’s name Skylar has become steadily more popular since 1990 and ranked #63 in 2020.

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Famous people with the name Skylar:

  • Skylar Grey (American singer,songwriter)
  • Skylar Diggins (American basketball player)
  • Skylar Laine (American pop singer)
  • Skylar Astin (American actor)

Skylars in popular culture:

  • Skylar Bergman (television, “Baywatch”)
  • Skylar (film, “Good Will Hunting”)
  • Skylar Adams (television, “Alphas”)
  • Skylar St. Clair (video game “The Saboteur”)
  • Skylar (television, “Elena of Avalor”)
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