Skye

First Name
21k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
472
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Skye

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Skye is of Scottish origin and means "Gift of god".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Skye is of Scottish origin and means "Is often in close relation the the Scottish island, Isle of Skye. The name by itself has been known to mean adventurous".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Skye means "A special gift from god" and is of Australian origin.
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Skye is of Scottish origin and means "The sky and free".
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Wiktionary
  1. An island in the Hebrides, the Isle of .
  2. A female given name of modern usage, from the place name, or a fanciful spelling of the word sky.

Notable Persons Named Skye

Skye McCole Bartusiak was an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to 2014. Skye was born on September 28th, 1992 in Houston. She breathed her last breath on July 19th, 2014.

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Skye Edwards is a musician. Her career lasted from 1995 to 2003. Skye was given the name Shirley Klaris Yonavieve Edwards on May 27th, 1974 in London, England, UK. Skye is also known as Skye.

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Skye Sweetnam is an alternative rock, power pop, pop punk, and pop rock actor, singing, and songwriter. She plays Human voice, Guitar, and Piano. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to 2002. Skye was given the name Skye Alexandra Sweetnam on May 5th, 1988 in Bolton, Ontario, Canada. Skye is also known as Sever.

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Skye was born on September 6th, 1963.

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Skye was born on July 30th, 1961 in Morristown, New Jersey.

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Skye Bennett is an actress, singer, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Skye was given the name Skye Deva Bennett on May 2nd, 1995 in London.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Skye

Ione was given the name Ione Skye Leitch on September 4th, 1970 in Hampstead, London, England.

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Justine Skye is a singer and model. Justine was given the name Justine Indira Skyers on August 24th, 1995 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Brooke was given the name Hope Danielle Miller in Plant City, Florida, U.S.

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Azura Skye is an actress. She has been prominent since 1985. Azura was given the name Azura Dawn Storozynski on November 8th, 1981 in Northridge, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Ryder was born on October 13th, 1983 in Los Angeles.

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Daniel Skye is a singer-songwriter, list of youtubers, and youtube personality. Daniel was born Daniel Skye in Hollywood, Florida, United States.

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How popular is the baby name Skye in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1952 6 6 0
1956 29 29 0
1957 18 11 7
1958 11 11 0
1961 5 5 0
1962 7 7 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 8 8 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 5 5 0
1967 8 8 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 19 14 5
1971 41 36 5
1972 62 45 17
1973 68 41 27
1974 93 72 21
1975 96 70 26
1976 106 80 26
1977 115 89 26
1978 101 77 24
1979 161 112 49
1980 142 104 38
1981 145 94 51
1982 154 109 45
1983 148 109 39
1984 115 88 27
1985 124 100 24
1986 158 116 42
1987 285 240 45
1988 284 240 44
1989 284 241 43
1990 359 308 51
1991 346 303 43
1992 348 295 53
1993 364 313 51
1994 366 308 58
1995 426 349 77
1996 481 396 85
1997 639 557 82
1998 590 516 74
1999 576 507 69
2000 652 566 86
2001 658 602 56
2002 698 648 50
2003 793 727 66
2004 806 760 46
2005 810 733 77
2006 803 740 63
2007 751 680 71
2008 686 623 63
2009 696 623 73
2010 698 613 85
2011 678 622 56
2012 759 702 57
2013 770 715 55
2014 944 885 59
2015 914 855 59
2016 864 793 71
2017 803 744 59

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Popularity of Skye as a first name

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Popularity of Skye as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Skye U.S.
  White 62.92% 64.26%
  African American 2.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 21.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Skye

People with the last name Skye are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Skye

  • How Popular is the name Skye? Skye is the 1,646th most popular name of all time. As a last name Skye was the 45,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Skye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,099 babies born with the first name Skye in the United States. That's more than enough people named Skye to occupy the country of Palau with an estimated population of 21,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Skye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Skye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Skye is Tuesday, September 9th, 1919.
  • What year had the most people named Skye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Skye was in 2014 with a total of 885 babies.
  • Random Skye Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Skye ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 11 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Skye: Your name in reverse order is Eyks. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kyse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Skye? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 472 people with the last name Skye.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Skye? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Skye as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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