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Schuyler

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Quick Facts on Schuyler

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Dutch, German
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
SKY-lər
Simple meaning:
Scholar

Characteristics of Schuyler

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Schuyler

Schuyler is a Dutch and German surname with roots in the Latin and Greek languages. The ancient Greeks had a word (σχολή ) “skholi” which they used to describe a meeting place for leisurely discussion (and you know those Athenians were always philosophizing on something). The Latins borrowed the word as “schola” meaning more specifically a “place for instruction and learning” (a school). The Medieval Latin “scholaris” specifically described a “scholar” or a teacher (one who was “of a school”). The word was eventually adopted by all other languages throughout Europe, such as the German Schüler and the Dutch Schuyler. Both of these words ultimately developed into Dutch and German surnames derived from occupations (i.e., a student or a schoolteacher). Because the Dutch people were among the earliest American colonizers, the name Schuyler goes way back to the 17th century in the United States. As a personal given name, originally considered exclusively masculine, Schuyler was used in honor of Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), a U.S. senator from the state of New York who had distinguished himself as a Revolutionary War hero. Schuyler’s off-shoots (Skyler and Skylar) are now considered unisex, although the former is more popular for baby boys while the latter is used more regularly on baby girls.

Popularity of the Name Schuyler

The awkward spelling of Schuyler has never been used very regularly, but he does predate Skyler and Skylar on the charts. Schuyler had a couple of showings on America’s Top 1000 list at the turn of the 20th century, and then returned again in the 1980s and early 90s. Other than that, Schuyler is a name given to only about 50 babies per year (and although this spelling favors boys, it is also occasionally dispensed on baby girls). Compared to Skyler and Skylar, though, Schuyler is an albatross. It’s probably the best spelling for true Dutch-Americans, but it’s not the easiest name to spell for most Americans. We love this name’s meaning – very erudite, indeed!
Popularity of the Boy Name Schuyler
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Schuyler

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Schuyler

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Schuyler

    Schuyler We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Schuyler.

  • Popular Songs on Schuyler

    Popular Songs on Schuyler

    Schuyler - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Schuyler.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Schuyler

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Schuyler

    Schuyler - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Schuyler.

  • Famous People Named Schuyler

    Famous People Named Schuyler

    Famous People Named Schuyler - Schuyler Merritt (politician); Schuyler Fisk (actress/musician, daughter of Sissy Spacek); Schuyler Colfax (former U.S. Vice President and Speaker of the House)

  • Children of Famous People Named Schuyler

    Children of Famous People Named Schuyler

    Famous People who Named their Child Schuyler - Sissy Spacek (actress, has a daughter named Schuyler); Michael J. Fox (actor, has a daughter named Schuyler); Tracy Pollan (actress, has a daughter named Schuyler)

  • Historic Figures

    Schuyler - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Schuyler - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Schuyler.

Personality of the Boy Name Schuyler

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Variations of the Baby Name - Schuyler

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