From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article
The name Skyler or Skylar; is a modern spelling of the surname, or the male first name, Schuyler which is now often used as a given name in the United States. Schuyler means "scholar" in the Danish language. The surname Schuyler was originally introduced in America by 17th century Dutch settlers arriving in New York. It became a given name in honor of prominent members of the New York family, such as Philip Schuyler, and so became the given name of Schuyler Colfax, the 17th Vice President of the United States.
The spelling Skylar was the 479th most common name for boys born in the United States in 2007 and the 171st most common name for girls born there in 2007. The spelling Skyler was the 271st most common name for boys born in the United States in 2007 and the 374th most popular name for girls. The spelling Schuyler last ranked among the top 1,000 names for boys in the United States in 1994, when it was at 974th place on the charts.