A reader recently wrote to me with this question:
My friend just had her fifth child, a girl, after having 4 boys. I was shocked to learn she named her Stuart. Is this EVER a girl’s name?
Yes…but very rarely.
Both names were used for girls before the ’80s as well.
How do you feel about parents using Stuart/Stewart for baby girls?
*To be included in the SSA data, a name has to be used at least five times per year for either one or the other gender. So non-inclusion means that anywhere from 0 to 4 babies (of that specific gender) got the name that year.