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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Stuart

"Stuart" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Steward of the estate or castle". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The royal family that ruled Scotland from 1371-1714 and ruled England from 1603 to 1649 and again from 1660 to 1714
  2. A member of the royal family that ruled Scotland and England
  3. United States painter best known for his portraits of George Washington (1755-1828)
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  1. A Scottish surname​, a variant of Stewart.
  2. A royal house in Scotland and England up to the early 18th century.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Stuart was also found in the following language(s): Scots

Notable Persons Named Stuart

Stuart Townsend is an actor and director. Stuart was given the name Stuart Peter Townsend by his parent Peter Townsend (golfer) on December 15th, 1972 in Howth.

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Bruce Greenwood is an actor and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to present. Bruce was given the name Stuart Bruce Greenwood on August 12th, 1956 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada.

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Adam Ant is a new wave music, post-punk, glam rock, and alternative rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1976. Adam was given the name Stuart Leslie Goddard on November 3rd, 1954 in Marylebone, London, England.

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Stuart Sutcliffe was a painter and musician. Stuart was given the name Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe on June 23rd, 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He breathed his last breath on April 10th, 1962.

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Stuart Pearce is a soccer player for the Wealdstone F.C., Coventry City F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C., Newcastle United F.C., West Ham United F.C., Manchester City F.C., England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Stuart was born on April 24th, 1962 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Stuart Hall was a scientist in the fields of cultural studies and sociology. Stuart was given the name Stuart Henry McPhail Hall on February 3rd, 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica. He left this life on February 10th, 2014.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Stuart

Mary Stuart was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1542 to 1542. Mary was born as the child of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise on December 8th, 1542 in Linlithgow Palace. She left this life on February 8th, 1587.

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Charles Edward Stuart was royalty. He holds the title Charles III". His career lasted from 1766 to 1766. Charles was born as the child of James Francis Edward Stuart and Maria Clementina Sobieska on December 31st, 1720 in Palazzo Muti. He left this life on January 31st, 1788.

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Gloria Stuart was an actress, artist, and fine printer. Her career lasted from 1932 to 2010. Gloria was given the name Gloria Stewart on July 4th, 1910 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. She breathed her last breath on September 26th, 2010.

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Gisela Stuart is a for Birmingham Edgbaston and Member of parliament. She was most active from 1997 to present. Gisela was born on November 26th, 1955 in Velden (Vils).

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Marty Stuart is a country music, bluegrass music, southern rock, and gospel music musician. He plays Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, and Fender Telecaster. His most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to present. Marty was given the name John Martin Stuart on September 30th, 1958 in Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States.

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James Patrick Stuart is an actor and voice artist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. James was born on June 16th, 1968 in Encino, California, U.S. James is also known as Patrick D. Stuart and Patrick Stuart.

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How popular is the baby name Stuart in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 12 0 12
1882 10 0 10
1883 11 0 11
1884 11 0 11
1885 13 0 13
1886 17 0 17
1887 18 0 18
1888 15 0 15
1889 21 0 21
1890 13 0 13
1891 20 0 20
1892 17 0 17
1893 17 0 17
1894 16 0 16
1895 20 0 20
1896 20 0 20
1897 23 0 23
1898 20 0 20
1899 18 0 18
1900 22 0 22
1901 22 0 22
1902 22 0 22
1903 26 0 26
1904 38 0 38
1905 34 0 34
1906 33 0 33
1907 36 0 36
1908 23 0 23
1909 33 0 33
1910 40 0 40
1911 48 0 48
1912 118 0 118
1913 157 0 157
1914 188 0 188
1915 254 5 249
1916 259 0 259
1917 278 0 278
1918 291 11 280
1919 270 0 270
1920 326 0 326
1921 350 0 350
1922 344 0 344
1923 374 0 374
1924 360 5 355
1925 399 0 399
1926 368 0 368
1927 365 7 358
1928 401 5 396
1929 387 0 387
1930 419 8 411
1931 400 0 400
1932 471 7 464
1933 438 0 438
1934 492 0 492
1935 495 0 495
1936 547 5 542
1937 632 9 623
1938 647 5 642
1939 596 6 590
1940 685 5 680
1941 886 0 886
1942 974 9 965
1943 932 6 926
1944 794 0 794
1945 789 0 789
1946 1,032 0 1,032
1947 1,196 5 1,191
1948 1,080 7 1,073
1949 1,199 5 1,194
1950 1,205 8 1,197
1951 1,252 0 1,252
1952 1,264 8 1,256
1953 1,366 0 1,366
1954 1,497 5 1,492
1955 1,410 5 1,405
1956 1,488 0 1,488
1957 1,425 0 1,425
1958 1,347 8 1,339
1959 1,856 7 1,849
1960 2,086 10 2,076
1961 1,909 7 1,902
1962 1,734 0 1,734
1963 1,597 9 1,588
1964 1,518 6 1,512
1965 1,296 0 1,296
1966 1,176 6 1,170
1967 969 7 962
1968 891 0 891
1969 844 7 837
1970 774 6 768
1971 792 5 787
1972 588 0 588
1973 689 8 681
1974 677 0 677
1975 571 5 566
1976 561 0 561
1977 584 7 577
1978 543 0 543
1979 570 0 570
1980 562 0 562
1981 596 0 596
1982 592 6 586
1983 643 7 636
1984 697 5 692
1985 790 10 780
1986 690 5 685
1987 665 6 659
1988 682 6 676
1989 739 0 739
1990 708 0 708
1991 671 5 666
1992 525 6 519
1993 450 0 450
1994 474 0 474
1995 403 7 396
1996 329 5 324
1997 312 7 305
1998 264 5 259
1999 241 0 241
2000 268 0 268
2001 242 0 242
2002 189 0 189
2003 169 0 169
2004 158 0 158
2005 157 0 157
2006 160 0 160
2007 132 0 132
2008 113 0 113
2009 114 0 114
2010 90 0 90
2011 97 0 97
2012 87 0 87
2013 84 0 84
2014 82 0 82
2015 84 0 84
2016 59 0 59

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Popularity of Stuart as a first name

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Popularity of Stuart as a last name

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Common last names for Stuart

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Hall
  • Taylor
  • Allen
  • Walker
  • Thompson
  • Robinson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Stuart U.S.
  White 84.01% 64.26%
  African American 9.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Stuart

People with the last name Stuart are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Stuart

  • How Popular is the name Stuart? Stuart is the 821st most popular name of all time. As a last name Stuart was the 951st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Stuart have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 68,695 babies born with the first name Stuart in the United States. That's more than enough people named Stuart to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Stuart? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Stuart first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Stuart is Monday, July 30th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Stuart born? The highest recorded use of the first name Stuart was in 1960 with a total of 2,076 babies. That's a lot of babies named Stuart!
  • Random Stuart Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Stuart ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 197 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1944.
  • Weird things about the name Stuart: Your name in reverse order is Trauts. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Taurts. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Stuart? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 36,540 people with the last name Stuart.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Stuart? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Stuart as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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