What does Stephanie mean?
Stephanie \s-tepha-nie, st(e)-phanie\ as a girls' name is pronounced STEFF-a-nee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Stephanie is "garland, crown". Feminine of Stephen. The name of the first Christian martyr was a favored name choice from the early Christian era. Stephania, a Latin form of the name, was used for girls. The French form Stephanie became popular early in the 20th century. Tennis celebrity Steffi Graff; actresses Stephanie Powers, Stephanie Zimbalist; poet Stevie Smith.
Stephanie has 49 variants: Fania, Fanya, Phanie, Phanya, Stefa, Stefana, Stefani▼, Stefania, Stefanie▼, Stefcia, Stefenney, Steffa, Steffaney, Steffanie, Steffenie, Steffi, Steffie, Stefinney, Stefka, Stefya, Stepa, Stepahnie, Stepania, Stepanida, Stepanyda, Stepfanie, Stepha, Stephaine, Stephana, Stephane, Stephani, Stephania, Stephanina, Stephanine, Stephannie, Stephany▼, Stephene, Stepheney, Stephine, Stephney, Stephoney, Stesha, Steshka, Stevana, Stevena, Stevey, Stevie▼, Stevonna and Stevonne.
Stephanie is a very popular first name for women (#41 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#42437 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Stephanie for girls. Stephanie entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #205 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Stephanie and related names. Popular variation forms of Stephanie (#205 last year) are Stevie (#951 last year), Stephany, Stephania, Stefanie, Stephani and Stefani. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in the year 1990 (usage of 0.4103%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1206%, down 70.6%), with the forms Stephany, Stefani, Stefanie and Stevie becoming less in vogue. Stephanie (#205) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)