A spelling variation of the Dutch surname Schuyler, which means “scholar.” As spelling variations go, this is actually one of the more practical ones, so people aren’t confused by the pronunciation of the original. “Shoe … skoo … skoo-ee-lur?”
Famous people named Skyler:
Actresses Schuyler Grant, Skyler Day, Skyler Melody Wexler, Skyler Shaye, and Skyler Rose Samuels; fictional Skyler from Good Will Hunting.
This name originated in the 1800s in honor of the prominent Schuyler family of New York, including the 17th vice-president of the U.S. Schuyler Colfax.