Given Name STUART

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: STOO-ərt (English), STYOO-ərt (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From an occupational surname originally belonging to a person who was a steward. It is ultimately derived from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". As a given name, it arose in 19th-century Scotland in honour of the Stuart royal family, which produced several kings and queens of Scotland and Britain between the 14th and 18th centuries.
DIMINUTIVE: Stu (English)

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Entry updated August 16, 2017