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Gender: Male Origin of Stetson: American surname Stetson's Popularity in 2017: #644

The name Stetson is a boy's name of American origin. Stetson is ranked #644 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Most known as a popular brand of Western hats, this surname has a brief history as a given name. It charted in the US Top 1000 in 1989 and 1991-95. It has been experiencing renewed interest in the last few years, having reentered the popularity charts in 2013 and now ranking its highest ever at Number 709.

While the etymology of the name is ambiguous, Stetson most likely stems from the Anglo-Saxon Stytt—a nickname for a boxer or fighter—or the Old English Stot/Stott—a nickname for a cattle dealer or a wild, young person.

Stetson also has an academic link to Stetson University, a private university in DeLand, Florida.

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Famous People Named Stetson

(William) Stetson Kennedy, American author and activist; major influence on getting the KKK shut down
Stetson Tyler Ludwick, son of baseball player Ryan Ludwick

Pop Culture References for the name Stetson

Stetson company, western wear, apparel, hats, and accessories