While both boys and girls use the spellings Skylar and Skyler, Skylar tends to be used more for girls and Skyler tends to be pressed into service for boys. There is a third variation: Schuyler, a surname meaning “scholar” that Dutch settlers brought to New York in the 17th century. Nicknames include the soaring Sky and Skye. Designer Rachel Zoe named her son Skyler Morrison in 2011. Hall of Fame football player Emmitt Smith has a daughter named Skylar, as does actress Joely Fisher. Actress Skyler Samuels appeared on "Scream Queens."
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Source: Social Security Administration
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