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 (#29601 out of 88799, Top 33%). (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 1990 and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Stephany, Stefanie, Stefani and Stevie becoming less in vogue. Stephanie (#205) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)