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Skylar Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Skylar?

In 2016 the very popular name Skylar, ranked the 42nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Skylar has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #42 was reached for the first time this year.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2015 with 5,271 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Skylar in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1973.

Skylar, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1982-1999, and 2010-2015.

Skylar became more popular as a girls name in 1994.

For a number of years, the name Skylar has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Skylar has risen significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Skylar?

Skylar's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Skylar is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Skylar (Girl)Skylar (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 5,099 42 317 761
2015 5,271 43 351 708
2014 4,759 48 411 637
2013 3,785 73 489 543
2012 3,341 87 454 567
2011 2,156 145 476 533
2010 1,717 181 491 526
2009 1,765 187 547 498
2008 1,747 192 530 513
2007 2,055 171 563 478
2006 2,350 145 630 435
2005 2,239 154 563 453
2004 2,174 154 536 470
2003 2,305 144 632 408
2002 2,390 141 680 383
2001 2,342 141 734 361
2000 2,503 135 748 356
1999 2,512 131 695 374
1998 1,731 173 730 358
1997 953 302 657 372
1996 855 328 636 373
1995 685 386 561 408
1994 621 403 585 398
1993 545 461 574 403
1992 413 567 469 462
1991 364 620 415 485
1990 418 562 448 466
1989 127 1,247 296 563
1988 116 1,267 230 622
1987 107 1,300 245 581
1986 61 1,859 170 699
1985 29 3,152 175 670
1984 19 4,147 146 721
1983 14 5,106 96 901
1982 14 5,164 103 881
1981 16 4,704 89 960
1980 11 6,265 26 2,106
1979 13 5,369 35 1,667
1978 7 8,422 16 2,781
1977 11 5,839 20 2,343
1976 10 5,973 11 3,451
1975 8 7,045 10 3,628
1974 6 8,580 8 4,142
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.