What does Stetson mean?
Stetson /stet-son/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Stetson). Possibly (Old English) "Stephen's son". Cowboys of the late 19th century wore the famous Stetson "tengallon" hat, giving this name rakish connotations.
How popular is Stetson?
Stetson is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#8119 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Stetson for boys. Stetson was first listed in 1991 and reached its highest rank of #820 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #843 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)