Meaning:fugitive; giving shelter
Fitting right in with Ryan, Wyatt and other trendy unisex names, Skyler is a spelling variation of Skylar with an “a,” itself an offshoot of the Dutch surname Schuyler. That surname was from a Revolutionary War hero and the reason why it’s the preferred boys' name spelling; Skylar is the preference of parents of girls. Skyler, a combination of “Tyler” and “sky,” was brought to New York by Dutch settlers in the 17th century and has been popular since the late 20th century. Reality TV personality Rachel Zoe gave the stylish name to her son in 2011.

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