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Stuart is the French spelling of the traditional Scottish name Stewart. Both versions were fairly popular in the United States, though they kind of fell out of favor at the end of the 20th century. Stuart is a name with infamous royal history, which gives it a bit of power, but these days, it sounds more like an old-fashioned “grandpa name” more than anything. Pair it with a current and trendy middle name to make it fashionable again.

Meaning of the name Stuart:

Scottish: Steward, guardian
French: Steward, guardian
English: Steward, guardian

Origin of the name Stuart:

Stuart actually has French, Scottish, and English origins. It was initially used as an Old English surname that meant “steward” or “guardian.” The occupational surname was assigned to people who ran estates. However, it was spelled Stewart. Stuart was the French spelling, which was brought to Scottland by Mary Stuart, aka Mary, Queen of Scots.

Symbolism of the name Stuart:

New parents may find symbolism in Stuart's meaning. They may see their young son as someone who will eventually become the guide or guardian of their family. It could also be a great choice to honor your French or Scottish heritage. Some may even see it as a symbol of royalty or nobility.

Style of the name Stuart:

Classic

Gender of the name Stuart:

Stuart is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Stuart:

STEW-ert

Number of syllables in the name Stuart:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Stuart:

The baby name Stuart evokes images of someone who always keeps his head held high. He excels at overcoming challenges.

Alternative spellings for the name Stuart:

  • Stewart

Nicknames for the name Stuart:

  • Stu
  • Stew
  • Stewie

Popularity of the name Stuart:

According to the Social Security Administration, Stuart was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States up until 2003. It was most popular in 1960 when it ranked at number 161. Stuart last ranked at number 966 in 2003.

Related names for the name Stuart:

Great middle names for Stuart and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Stuart:

  • Stuart Adamson (musician)
  • Stuart Gray (basketball player)
  • Stuart Duncan (musician)
  • Stuart Ashen (actor and author)
  • Stuart Townsend (actor and director)

Stuart in popular culture:

  • Stuart Bloom (character on the the TV show “Big Bang Theory”)
  • Stuart Chandler (character on the soap opera “All My Children”)
  • Stuart Little (character in the book “Stuart Little” by E.B. White)
  • Stuart Pickles (character on the TV show “Rugrats”)
  • Stuart (character on the TV show “Bojack”)