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What does Stephanie mean?

Stephanie Pronunciation of Stephanie [stephanie] 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. The French form Stephanie became popular early in the 20th century. Tennis celebrity Steffi Graff; actresses Stephanie Powers, Stephanie Zimbalist; poet Stevie Smith.

Associated with: greek, crown (queen), martyr (saint), 20th century (modern), powers.


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.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Stephanie?

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)

Stephanie entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #208 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stephanie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Stephanie outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Stephanie (#208 last year) are Stevie (#988 last year), Stephany (#1472), Stephania, Stephen, Stephani, Stephaine, Stefania, Stefanie, Steffanie, Steffie and Stefani. These forms of Stephanie were favored as baby names 35 years ago (median #1138) and have become much less conventional since (#1722, 94%). Stephanie is more widely used than the rest, though Stevie has gained in popularity over time, while forms like Stephanie have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stephanie, Stefani, Stefania, Stefanie, Steffanie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Steffie, Stephaine, Stephani, Stephania, Stephany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stephen, Stevie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Stephanie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Athalie, Bethanie, Bethannie, Daphnie, Delanie, Devanie, Estephanie, Jeanie, Melanie, Mellanie, Sepharina, Shanae, Shandie, Shane, Shanee, Shani, Shania, Shanice, Shanie, Shanise, Shanit, Shante, Sharie, Shaunie, Shawnie, Sheraie (see Sherry), Sherianne, Sophie, Stacie, Stanze, Stasie, Sueanne, Suezanne, Teofanie, Teophanie, Theophanie, Tiphanie and Tiphenie (see Tiffany). These names tend to be less frequently used than Stephanie.

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