What does Stuart mean?
Stuart /stu-art/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced STU-art, STOO-ert. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Stuart is "steward".
Occupational name: the steward administers a large feudal household. Stuart and Stewart are clan names of the royal house of Scotland; Stuart was the family name of English kings during the 18th century. Portrait painter Gilbert Stuart.
How popular is Stuart?
Stuart is a very prominent first name for males (#302 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#883 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Stuart for boys. Stuart reached its top rank of #186 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Stuart and affiliated names. Stewart is the only other popular related form of Stuart. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.738%) and is now significantly lower, with the versions Stewart and Stuart becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)