Skylar - girls name

Skylar name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Skylar name meaning:

The name Skylar is of English origin and is commonly used as a girl's name. It is derived from the Old Norse word "skyl", meaning "protection" or "shelter", or from the Dutch word "schuyler", meaning "scholar". The name Skylar has gained popularity in recent years due to its modern and unisex appeal.

Skylar is often associated with qualities such as intelligence, creativity, and a strong sense of individuality. It is a name that exudes a sense of freedom and openness, reminiscent of the vastness of the sky. The name also carries a sense of strength and protection, suggesting that individuals named Skylar may offer a safe haven or be a source of support for others.

Overall, the name Skylar embodies a combination of intellectual curiosity, strength, and a free-spirited nature. It is a name that is both unique and empowering, giving a sense of confidence and individuality to those who bear it.

Origin: Dutch



Unisex names

Other girls names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 159 out of 5581

325 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (160)

Historical popularity of Skylar

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