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Boy Name: Schuyler

Name: Schuyler
Pronunciation: \s-chuy-ler\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Schuyler's also a girl name)
Meaning: scholar, protection
Origin: Danish
Related Names: Skye
Sounds Like: Skyller, Skyelar, Skielor, Skielar
Variant forms: Schuylar, Schylar, Schyler, Skuyler, Skylar, Skyler, Skylor
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 9392


Schuyler \s-chuy-ler\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Schuyler), is pronounced SKY-ler. It is of Danish origin, and the meaning of Schuyler is "scholar, protection". The Dutch settlers brought the name to America in the 17th century. The homonym Skyler is steadily used. Skylar is the preferred spelling for girls.

Schuyler has 7 variant forms: Schuylar, Schylar, Schyler, Skuyler, Skylar, Skyler and Skylor.

For more information, see also the related name Skye.

Baby names that sound like Schuyler are Skyller, Skyelar, Skielor and Skielar.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Schuyler.


Schuyler is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#9392 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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