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Updated May 1, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

Skylar is a unisex name with roots in English and Dutch, although it is most popular as a girl's name. The English name Skylar means "Eternal life; strength; love and beauty." The Dutch Skylar comes from the surname Schuyler, which means "scholar." Skylar was introduced to the United States by Dutch settlers in the 17th century. 

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Skylar


According to Social Security Administration data, Skylar, as a girls' name, has been consistently popular, only recently falling from the top 50, which it had been in from 2014 to 2018. It reached its peak in 2014 and 2015, positioned at 42. As a boys' name, Skylar has been much less popular. It ranked 356 in 2000 and has been steadily decreasing in popularity since.

However, it is the 11th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in August 2019.

Skylar, originally a boys name, has gained much popularity over the years. Various celebrities, such as Skylar Grey and Skylar Diggins-Smith, have put the name on the map. Vince Neil, Sheena Easton, and Joely Fisher have chosen the name for their children. Skylar is also a character in South Park, Baywatch, Good Will Hunting, and Breaking Bad.

Where is it Popular?

Skylar was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Skylar

  • Ky
  • KyKy
  • Lar
  • Sky
  • Skye

Pairs well with these middle names


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