Skylar is a gender-neutral name of Dutch origin. A variant of the surname Schuyler, it means "scholar" and was introduced to the United States in the 17th century by Dutch settlers. While Skylar is commonly used for girls, the alternative spelling Skyler is more popular for boys. Television fans may recognize Skylar as the namesake of Walter White's wife in the Breaking Bad series. If education and learning are important to you, a name like Skylar is a striking way to pass on your values.
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.