Skylar Name Meaning & Origin

Skylar

Pronunciation: SKIY-ler (key)

Origin of the name Skylar:

Modern coinage of uncertain derivation. It might be based on sky or perhaps on the name of the Isle of Skye, an island off the coast of Scotland.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Sky, Skyla, Skyler

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Comments and insights on the name Skylar

I have always loved my name! I am constantly having people tell me how beautiful my name is

I also love it a lot, I get compliments all the time. I especially loved never getting mixed up with classmates; I hadn't met any others with this name until just recently, but they're all spelled differently (even had a girl a few grades below me who had the same last name only hers was spelled it Skyler!)

My name is Skylar but actually people call my Skylizzle for some reason I love the name Skylizzle.

I really like the name Skylar, there is a big possibility I'll name my daughter that if it's a girl. Usually names that sound this modern aren't really my style this is to me like an "exception name" and it's hard not to love a name that contains the word Sky

Personal experiences with the name Skylar

Most of my close friends shorten my name to Sky, which I don't mind. I have always loved my name and so has everyone else.

My mom spells my nickname Skye but when I was younger I used to get so urked when people called me that but I really don't mind, in fact some old teachers of mine just called me that for fun.

Nicknames for Skylar

Sky
Skylark
Skye
Kylie
Blue Sky
Sky Blue
Skys
Ky
Skyla
Skyls
Lar

Meanings and history of the name Skylar

It is derived from the Dutch surname, Schuyler, meaning 'scholar'. Has been spelled phonetically over time.

I knew a girl named Schuyler in school, she was called Sky.

Famous real-life people named Skylar

Skylar Diggins-WNBA-Professional Basketball player
Skylar Grey singer/song writer

Skylar in song, story & screen

Main character in cable TV show Breaking Bad
Skylar is Minnie Driver's character in Good Will Hunting
Skylar Storm from the Disney Channel show "Mighty Med".
The Schulyer Sisters in the Broadway Musical HAMILTON!
Skylar from the Broadway Musical Bring It On!

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