Originally an English surname, meaning "brave in war," Wyatt made it into the top 25 U.S. baby names in 2017. It’s traditionally a boy’s name, but is growing in popularity for baby girls, perhaps partly due to Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis choosing it for their daughter in 2014. Other celebrity parents who chose Wyatt include Sheryl Crow and Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
One of the most legendary Wyatts was the frontiersman, marshal and gambler Wyatt Earp. He was involved in perhaps the most famous gunfight in American history in 1881, following a feud with a local rancher in Tombstone, Arizona. Country music artist Blake Shelton played Earp in Adam Sandler’s western spoof “The Ridiculous 6,” which was released in 2015.
In the modern music world, Wyatt is the name of a Canadian country band, and Jaime Wyatt is a rising star in the Southern California country scene.