Of English origin.
From a medieval English surname.
Derives from the old English word “hoit”, meaning “stick” and it was originally used as a nickname for thin people.
Sources mention that it was also a topographical surname, for a person who lived on a hill.
Hoyt dropped out of the U.S.A. top-1000 popularity lists in 1967.
Famous bearers are Hoyt Axton, Hoyt Richards, Frank Hoyt Taylor.