Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Skylar

Skylar originated from the Dutch surname Schuyler which means ‘scholar, school teacher.’ The name was brought to America by way of Dutch settlers in New York in the 17th century. A notable name bearer Philip Schuyler became a U.S. senator from the state of New York in the late 18th century after distinguishing himself as a Revolutionary War hero. Schuyler was the first form of the name to be used as a male given name influenced by this early important American figure. The names Skylar and Skyler are simpler phonetic renderings of the name Schuyler that became popular in the United States in the late 20th century. Once a favorite choice for boys, Skylar is now a preferred name for little girls.

All About the Baby Name – Skylar

Personality

OF THE UNISEX NAME SKYLAR

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE UNISEX NAME SKYLAR

Skylar is a unisex name in America. It started out as a boys’ name, debuting on the charts in 1981. By 1990, Skylar entered the charts as a girls’ name. In 1995, the girl’s name overtook boys in popularity and today it’s vastly more popular for females. They like this name in the South for little girls where it’s a Top 100 pick in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. Nationwide, however, the name appears to be waning. The peak of its popularity came in 1999 when it reached position #131 on the female charts. Peak popularity for boys came in 1998 when it reached low-height of #398 on the male charts. Usage as a boy’s name seems to be falling apart as it becomes more popular for girls. American parents don’t mind masculine names for girls, but they really don’t like feminine names for their little boys. As Skylar and Skye become more and more distinctly female, the usage for little boys seems to show a corresponding disinterest in the name. In any case, as such a ‘scholarly’ name, we think it’s befitting for any child. But we do suggest the original Schuyler spelling for little boys.

Quick Facts

ON SKYLAR

GENDER:

Unisex

ORIGIN:

Dutch

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

SKY-lar

SIMPLE MEANING:

Scholar, school teacher

Characteristics

OF SKYLAR

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Skylar

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME SKYLAR

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Skylar

Popular Songs

ON SKYLAR

Skylar's Song
a song by Mötley Crüe

Famous People

NAMED SKYLAR

We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Skylar.
We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Skylar.

Children of Famous People

NAMED SKYLAR

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME SKYLAR

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Skylar