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What does Staffan mean?

Staffan Pronunciation of Staffan [staffan] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of Staffan is "garland, crown". Staffan is a version of Stefan (German, Scandinavian, Greek): version of Stephen.

Associated with: greek, crown (king).


Staffan has 8 variants: Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stefonn, Stephan, Stephon and Stephonn.

2 more alternative forms via Stefan, Stephen: Stefano and Stevan.

Creative forms:
(male) Stafan, Stofan, ..

(female) Stafia, Stafna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Staffan Cal (S.C.), ..

How popular is Staffan?

Staffan is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#116123 out of 150436, Top 77%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Staffan (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Stephen (#246 in 2015), Stefan (#800), Stephan (#1139), Stephon (#1528), Stevan, Steffon, Stefano, Steffan, Steffen and Stefon. Other forms, like Stephonn, are uncommon. These relations of Staffan were popular as birth names 7 decades ago (median #1401) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1571, 89.8%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stefan, Stefano, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stefon, Stephan, Stephen, Stephon, Stevan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cadfan, Saffran, Saffren, Saffron, Sagan, Sajan, Salman, Scanlan, Seaman, Shaan, Shafar, Shanan, Shannan, Shayan, Stafford, Staford, Stan, Stana, Stanten, Stanton, Stanway, Steadman, Stedman, Stian, Stoffel, Strachan and Strahan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Staffan.

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