The name Skyler or Skylar is an Anglicized spelling of the surname and given name Schuyler.

Schuyler was introduced into America as a surname by 17th century Dutch settlers arriving in New York.[2] By the 19th century, in honor of members of New York's prominent Schuyler family such as Philip Schuyler, the surname had entered use as a given name; for example, Schuyler Colfax (1823–1885), the 17th Vice President of the United States.

The spellings Skyler and Skylar came into fashion as either a masculine or feminine given name in the United States during the 1980s. As of 2007, the spelling Skylar was the 479th most common name for boys born in the United States and the 171st most common name for girls,[3] while the spelling Skyler was the 271st most common name for boys and the 374th most popular name for girls[4] The spelling Schuyler ceased to rank among the top 1,000 names for boys in the United States after 1994, when it was at 974th place on the charts.[5]

Masculine given name

Feminine given name


  • Skylar Grey, stage name of Holly Brook Hafermann, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer

Fictional characters


  • Edward Skyler (born 1973), former Deputy Mayor for Operations for New York City
  • Tristine Skyler, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer