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The baby name Skyler is a modern version of an old Dutch name with an educational meaning. While it was more popular during the 1990s, it remains common in the United States and is beloved by parents of both sexes. Skyler also has a celestial feel and comes with several cute nicknames.

Meaning of the name Skyler:

Dutch: Scholar or teacher

Origin of the name Skyler:

Skyler is an English variation of the Dutch name Schuyler, which means “scholar” or “school teacher.”

Symbolism of the name Skyler:

Because Skyler means “scholar,” it's often associated with education and intelligence. It may also be considered a celestial name to some parents because it contains the word “sky.”

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Gender of the name Skyler:

Skyler is a great name for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Skyler:


Number of syllables in the name Skyler:


Emotion evoked from the name Skyler:

The baby name Skyler evokes images of someone who is compassionate and inspiring.

Alternative spellings for the name Skyler:

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Popularity of the name Skyler:

For girls, Skyler first became a top 1,000 baby name in the United States in 1990, according to the Social Security Administration. As of 2020, it ranked at number 465. For boys, it first made the list in 1981, and as of 2020, it ranked at number 566.

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Famous people with the name Skyler:

Skylers in popular culture:

  • Skyler Morse (character on the TV show “South Park”)
  • Skyler White (character on the TV show “Breaking Bad”)
  • Skyler Dayton (character on the TV show “Stacked”)
  • Skyler Belfort (character in the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”)
  • Skyler Wyatt (character on the TV show “Numb3rs”)
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