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What does Istvan mean?

Istvan Pronunciation of Istvan [ist-van] as a boys' name is of Hungarian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Istvan is "garland, crown". Variant of Stephen. Film director Istvan Szabo.

Associated with: greek, crown (king).


4 different relations via Stephen: Esteban, Estefan, Estevan and Stevan.

Creative forms:
(male) Istan, Istman, ..

(female) Istin, Istna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Istvan Mikael (I.M.), ..

How popular is Istvan?

Istvan is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#67317 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Esteban (#397 from current records), Estevan (#1530), Stephen (#246) and Stevan are the prominent related forms of Istvan (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Istvan was more pronounced among parents in the 1950s (median #878) and is now significantly lower (#1043, 88%), with the version Stephen becoming less stylish. Esteban is the most trendy baby name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aitan, Altman, Alvan, Antwan, Athan, Bastian, Beavan, Cavan, Dathan, Destan, Devan, Dustan, Eastman, Eitan, Eltman, Evan, Garvan, Gavan, Giovan, Ian, Idan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ihsan, Iman, Ingvar, Inman, Irven, Irvin, Irvyn, Isa, Isaac, Isaak, Isaia, Isaiah, Isak, Isam, Ishaan, Isham, Isiah, Ismaal, Ismal, Ismay, Issac, Issiah, Itai, Ittai, Itzak, Ivan, Ivann, Ivano, Ivar, Iven, Ivon, Iwan, Javan, Jeavan, Jevan, Jivan, Jovan, Justan, Kayvan, Kevan, Keyvan, Lathan, Lavan, Nathan, Osman, Ossian, Stan, Stian, Sylvan, Tevan and Trevan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Istvan.

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