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Quick Facts on Skyla

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 543
Simple meaning:
Sky or Scholar

Characteristics of Skyla

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Skyla

Skyla is a modern coinage first appearing toward the end of the 20th century. It’s either an elaboration on the female name Sky or a more feminine shortened form of the unisex name Skylar. The meaning of Skyla could therefore be etymologically derived from either of these two aforementioned names. The English vocabulary word “sky” signifies the uncertain distance above us or the topmost limit. The sky is where we look to find the sun and moon, the stars and the heavens, and perhaps the dwelling place of the image known as “God”. On the other hand, Skylar originated from the Dutch surname Schuyler which means “scholar, school teacher”. The name was brought to America by way of Dutch settlers in New York in the 17th century. A notable name bearer Philip Schuyler became a U.S. senator from the state of New York in the late 18th century after distinguishing himself as a Revolutionary War hero. Most likely, parents just coined the name from the pretty Sky and added a more feminized “-la” suffix. Skyla is most popular in Australia, but also used in the United States and Canada.

Popularity of the Name Skyla

In America, Skyla made her debut on the charts in 1998. The name grew in popularity to levels of mild moderation. It appears to be leveling off with light usage. Skylar, Skyler and Skye are the most commonly used “sky” names, but Skyla is currently more popular than the minimalistic Sky. Because of that “-la” suffix, Skyla definitely feels the most feminized of all these names. It’s simple and pretty, but also bright and friendly. It’s reminiscent of names like Layla, Jayla, Kayla and Shayla. La, la, la, la, la, la.
Popularity of the Girl Name Skyla
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Skyla

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Skyla

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Skyla

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

  • Popular Songs on Skyla

    Popular Songs on Skyla

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

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Skyla

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Skyla

    Skyla The One-Legged Seagull (Deborah Bowman) - Skyla is a young seagull that lost a leg in a misunderstanding with a sea turtle. Ever since she has been feeling alone and scared to venture out to play for fear of being treated differently or teased because she only has one leg. A chance meeting with a friendly crab causes her to try to confront her fears. In the process she meets some new friends, learns she has a talent for drawing, wins a poster contest and confronts her fear of learning to fly. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    What Skyla Found: Gun Safety for Children (Jeanne Adams) - From the author: “After retiring from 25 years of teaching in the Head Start Program, I was thinking about writing a children's book. A co-worker suggested a book on gun safety. After thinking about the need for this type of information, I enlisted my 4 grandchildren and my sister (who I think takes pretty good pictures), to help me with the book. This is the story of four young cousins, who find a gun in the woods while searching for their Grandma's lost cat. It explains what children should do if they find a gun. We hope the information in this book helps to keep kids safe in a similar situation.” Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Skyla

    Famous People Named Skyla

    Famous People Named Skyla - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Skyla.

  • Children of Famous People Named Skyla

    Children of Famous People Named Skyla

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Skyla - Mary Lou Retton (Olympic gymnast)

  • Historic Figures

    Skyla - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Skyla

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Skyla

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