What does the baby name Skylar mean? Learn about what Skylar means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Skylar - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Skylar
S-K-Y-L-A-R, is a 6-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Skylar
SKY lar) Dutch: (ski-lor
Meaning of Skylar
The isle of skye, scholar.
Origin of Skylar
The name 'Skylar' has its origins in the English language. It is derived from the Old Norse word 'ský', meaning 'cloud', and the Old English word 'lēah', meaning 'wood' or 'clearing'. When combined, the name 'Skylar' can be interpreted as 'wood or clearing in the clouds'.
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Popularity of Skylar
The popularity of the name 'Skylar' has experienced significant growth in recent years. In the early 2000s, the name was relatively uncommon, with limited usage. However, it has steadily risen in popularity, particularly in the United States.

According to data from the Social Security Administration, 'Skylar' entered the top 1000 names for boys in the early 2000s and has since remained a popular choice. It reached its peak in popularity in 2019, ranking at number 40 on the list of most popular boys' names in the United States.
Skylar currently has 341 likes, and is in the top 2% of liked boy's names. The name Brady is slightly more popular than Skylar.

Etymology of Skylar

The name 'Skylar' is a combination of the Old Norse word 'ský' and the Old English word 'lēah'. 'Ský' refers to clouds, while 'lēah' signifies a wood or clearing. The name's etymology reflects a sense of tranquility and openness, evoking imagery of a peaceful clearing amidst the clouds.

Cultural Significance of Skylar

The name 'Skylar' does not hold significant cultural or historical significance in any particular culture. It is a name that has gained popularity primarily in English-speaking countries, such as the United States and Canada.