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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.SKIE-lər
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Meaning & History

From a Dutch surname meaning "scholar". Dutch settlers brought the surname to America, where it was subsequently adopted as a given name in honour of the American general and senator Philip Schuyler (1733-1804).
VariantsSkylar, Skyler

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)

Categories

actresses, athletes, currently out of the US top 1000, history, intelligence, inventors, musicians, occupations, singers, surnames, wisdom
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute