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Gender: F Origin of Skye: Scottish place-name Skye's Popularity in 2015: #385

The e-addition takes the name from slightly hippie-ish nature name to the place name of a picturesque island off the coast of Scotland, and for baby namers it's by far the more popular spelling.

Skye entered the girls' list in 1987, a year after the introduction of Skye Chandler, a popular character on no fewer than three soaps—All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital—for decades. More recently, it has entered the US Top 400, while it's Number 31 in its native Scotland, and 109 in England and Wales.

A lovely middle-name choice.

Famous People Named Skye

Skye Aubrey, American actress
Skye Alexandra Sweetnam, Canadian pop singer
Skye-Jilly Edwards, Australian beauty queen; Miss Globe International 1994
Skye Edwards (born Shirley Klaris Yonavieve Edwards), British singer-songwriter
Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress
Skye Alyssa Friedman, American actress
Skylar Christan "Skye" Townsend, American actress and singer
Skye Deva Bennett, Anglo-American actress
Skye Dailor, late sister of Mastodon's drummer Brann Dailor and inspiration for album "Crack the Skye"
Joscelyn Skye Courtenay (b. 2007), Daughter of actress A.J. Langer and Charles Peregrine Courtenay

Pop Culture References for the name Skye

Skye Penderwick, character in the Penderwick series by Jeanne Birdsall
Daisy "Skye" Johnson, character on TV's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"
Skye Hamilton, main character in the Alpha series by Lisi Harrison
Isles of Skye, largest and most northerly large island in Scotland
Skye Boat Song" Scottish folk song

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