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Gender: M Meaning of Stewart: "steward" Origin of Stewart: Scottish

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This ancient royal Scottish name and its equally-correct spelling French variation Stuart had a brief vogue in midcentury America--it was Number 286 in 1955--dropped off the list completely in the nineties.

The Stuart version was introduced to Scotland by Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, who grew up in France. As a surname, it was an occupational appellation for someone who served as a steward in an aristocratic or royal household. Stewart and Stuart started being used as first names in the early nineteenth century. One current bearer is Stewart Copeland, best known as the drummer for the band the Police.

NIckname Stewie is not a plus--just think Stewie Griffin on Family Guy.

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Famous People Named Stewart

Stewart Copeland, American drummer
Stewart Granger, English actor
Stewart Cink, American golfer
Stewart Udall, American politician
Stewart Lee, English comedian
Stewart Brand, American writer and editor of the Whole Earth Catalog
Bonar Stewart Bain, American actor; twin brother Conrad Bain
Stewart Edward "Stu" Hart, Canadian wrestler and father of Bret and Owen

Pop Culture References for the Name Stewart

Stewart Swinton, character in movie "Wolf" played by James Spader
Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin, character on TV's "Family Guy"
Stewart, last name of Hannah Montana's family