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Skylar Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Skylar is of Dutch origin.

The meaning of Skylar is "sheltering, scholar".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "protection, shelter".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 48  in baby name popularity for girls with 4732 occurrences.  It ranked 637 in popular baby names for boys with 409 occurrences. 

View the Skylar Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Skylar has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Skylar to other names.


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Related Names

Skylar is a variant spelling of Schuyler.

Variants of the name Skylar include Skyler.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Skylar in American Sign Language?

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Just for fun, see the name Skylar in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.