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Skyla is a first name for girls.

Skyla is a common name for girls!

The name Skyla isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Skyla ranks 533. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 3 were named Skyla. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Skyla.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Skyla mean?

A modern variant of Skyler, Skyla also goes back to the Dutch surname Schuyler meaning ‘scholar’. Dutch settlers brought it to America, where it was subsequently adopted as a given name.

The modern and... youthful sounding name Skyla was invented in the 1990s.

Skyla -
keeping with the times

Skyla is a fairly recent phenomenon. In the past, the name wasn't really on the radar of expectant parents. Then, unexpectedly, Skyla cried out for attention, reaching its peak in popularity at #476 in our SmartGenius statistics in the year 2012. People over 50 probably didn't have classmates named Skyla, for there were many years in which not a single parent chose this first name for their daughter. Although it also has never been in the top 100 of most popular first names, Skyla seems to have been in vogue for a while, especially since the beginning of the new millennium.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Skyla was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Skyla in 2022 – for some parents the most beautiful name in the world

378 babies were named Skyla in 2022 - that's 1 in 392,148 newborn girls. With this number, the girls' name Skyla ranked 696 in our SmartGenius first name statistics in 2022, the most recent year for which records are available.

Skyla has 5 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a very popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 9.3% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letter A is more common for girls' names.

With five letters, the name Skyla is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 9.3% of all girls' names start with an S, this initial letter occurs nearly three times as often as all other letters on average. And by the way: Of all the girls' names that start with an S, Susan is the most common.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Skyla

If your name is Skyla and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Skyla

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Skyla, you can simply say:






This is how the name Skyla is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Skyla in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Skyla

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Skyla is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Skyla

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Skyla sounds like this: