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

The name Stewart is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "steward". Stewart and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rotating Sibling Sets".

From the experts:

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 Armstrong Copeland, American drummer of The Police
Stewart Granger (born James Lablache Stewart), English actor
Stewart Ernest Cink, American golfer
Stewart Lee Udall, U.S. Congressman and Secretary of the Interior
Stewart Lee, English comedian
Stewart Brand, American writer and editor of the Whole Earth Catalog
Stewart Edward "Stu" Hart, Canadian wrestler and father of Bret and Owen Hart
Stewart Downing, English footballer
Bonar Stewart Bain, American actor, twin brother Conrad Bain
Sir Patrick Stewart, English actor

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
Stewart Adams, character in Freeform's "The Fosters"