Gender: Female Origin of Skye: Scottish place-name Skye's Popularity in 2018: #416

Skye Origin and Meaning

The name Skye is a girl's name of Scottish origin.

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.

A lovely middle-name choice.

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Rank in US: #416

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Pop Culture References for the name Skye

Sky, Skyy, Skky, Skii, Skya, Ski, Skie


Cherilyn Says:


Pretty name, although not fond of the e on the end. Maybe it'll change, do like the spelling of Sky.

heathergrey Says:


such a pretty name. Skye's a beautiful Scottish island, so it has a lovely association.

Blair Says:


My daughter's name is Skye Nicole. I love this name.

WiseBird39 Says:


This name is growing on me. I think that the -e spelling really takes it out of the "hippie" realm, and it becomes a really pretty name. :-)

Lola Says:


Beautiful name! Sounds so bright and serene at the same time!

alyssum Says:


I used to love this name, but I got so sick of Skye during the first season of Agents of SHIELD that it's probably off my list for good now.

Zelliew Says:


I like both Skylar & Skye.......They are cheerful names

RavenZimmi Says:


I don't like it as a full name, but as s nickname for Skyler its nice. Or a middle name.

2014mommyoftwo Says:


This is my daughter's middle name. Autumn Skye <3

Angelicaecb Says:


I didn't like this name at first but it's really starting to grow on me. Unfortunately my fiance's brother is Skyler so I just can't use Skye myself.

booknerdhere Says:


I know a Skye who's the older sister of triplets... Well, she's going to be. They aren't born yet. She's insurmountably sweet, though she does have a feisty side... so cute! She was named Skye because of her beautiful blue eyes! Such a sweet name