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What does Esteban mean?

Esteban Pronunciation of Esteban [es-te-ban] as a boys' name is pronounced ess-TAY-ban. It is of Spanish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Esteban is "garland, crown". Variant of Stephen.

Associated with: greek, crown (king).


Esteban has 2 variants: Estevan and Estevon.

5 more relations via Stephen: Estefan, Steba, Steben, Stefan and Stevan.

Creative forms:
(male) Elteban, Estenan, ..

(female) Esteba, Estena, ..

Middle name pairings:
Esteban Jaxsen (E.J.), ..

How popular is Esteban?

Esteban is a very prominent first name for men (#590 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9646 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Esteban entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #320 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is at #397 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Esteban (#397 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000 are Stephen (#246 a year ago), Stefan (#800), Estevan (#1530) and Stevan. These relations of Esteban were popular as birth names in the 1950s (median #885) and are now much less conventional (#994, down 87%). Stephen is more universally found than the rest, though Esteban has become trendy as well, while Stephen is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Esteban, Estevan, Stefan, Stephen, Stevan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Stefan, Stephen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Eastman, Eban, Eilean, Eitan, Elterman, Eltman, Esbern, Esebio, Esenin (see Yesenin), Estes, Eston, Etan, Ethan and Istvan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Esteban.

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