Skylar

First Name
74k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
170
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Skylar mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Skylar

"Skylar" is a name of American origin, and it means "Scholar". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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Phonetic spelling of Schuyler used since the 1980s.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Skylar

Skylar was born on February 10th, 1996 in Morgantown, West Virginia. They breathed their last breath on July 6th, 2012.

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Skylar Grey is a singing, songwriter, and singer. Skylar was given the name Holly Brook Hafermann on February 23rd, 1986 in Mazomanie, Wisconsin.

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Skylar Astin is an actor & singer. He was most active from 2005 to present. Skylar was given the name Skylar Astin Lipstein on September 23rd, 1987 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Skylar Diggins is a basketball player for the Dallas Wings and Tulsa Shock in the Women's National Basketball Association. They have had major accomplishments since 2013. Skylar was born on August 2nd, 1990 in South Bend, Indiana.

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Skylar Spence is a vaporwave and nu-disco record producer, singing, and disc jockey. They were most prominent from 2012 to present. Skylar was given the name Ryan DeRobertis in Baltimore. Skylar is also known as Saint Pepsi.

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Skylar Satenstein Ulrich is a physician. Skylar was given the name Skylar H Satenstein on June 23rd, 1971 in New York, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Skylar

Sunny was born on October 11th, 1913. He passed away on February 2nd, 2009.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1959 10 0 10
1961 10 0 10
1962 8 0 8
1963 5 0 5
1966 5 0 5
1967 7 0 7
1968 5 0 5
1970 8 0 8
1973 9 0 9
1974 14 6 8
1975 18 8 10
1976 21 10 11
1977 31 11 20
1978 23 7 16
1979 48 13 35
1980 37 11 26
1981 105 16 89
1982 117 14 103
1983 110 14 96
1984 165 19 146
1985 204 29 175
1986 231 61 170
1987 352 107 245
1988 346 116 230
1989 423 127 296
1990 866 418 448
1991 779 364 415
1992 882 413 469
1993 1,119 545 574
1994 1,206 621 585
1995 1,246 685 561
1996 1,491 855 636
1997 1,610 953 657
1998 2,461 1,731 730
1999 3,207 2,512 695
2000 3,251 2,503 748
2001 3,076 2,342 734
2002 3,070 2,390 680
2003 2,937 2,305 632
2004 2,710 2,174 536
2005 2,802 2,239 563
2006 2,980 2,350 630
2007 2,618 2,055 563
2008 2,277 1,747 530
2009 2,312 1,765 547
2010 2,208 1,717 491
2011 2,632 2,156 476
2012 3,795 3,341 454 #87 girl name
2013 4,274 3,785 489 #73 girl name
2014 5,170 4,759 411 #48 girl name
2015 5,622 5,271 351 #42 girl name
2016 5,416 5,099 317 #42 girl name

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Popularity of Skylar as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Skylar U.S.
  White 90.59% 64.26%
  African American 5.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Skylar

People with the last name Skylar are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Skylar

  • How Popular is the name Skylar? Skylar is the 781st most popular name of all time. In 2016 Skylar was the 42nd most popular name. As a last name Skylar was the 105,079th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Skylar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74,329 babies born with the first name Skylar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Skylar to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Skylar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Skylar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Skylar is Thursday, October 10th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Skylar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Skylar was in 2015 with a total of 5,271 babies. That's a lot of babies named Skylar!
  • Random Skylar Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Skylar ranks 37th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 90 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Skylar: Your name in reverse order is Ralyks. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsrayk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Skylar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 170 people with the last name Skylar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Skylar? Skylar is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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