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What does Stefan mean?

Stefan /ste-fan/ as a boys' name is pronounced stef-FAHN. It is of German, Scandinavian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Stefan is "garland, crown". Variant of Stephen. Tennis celebrity Stefan Edberg; basketball player Stephon Marbury.

Associated with: scandinavian, greek, crown (king)


Stefan has 7 variants: Staffan, Stefanos, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefonn and Stephonn.

Stefan has 15 more alternative forms via Stephen, Stephon: Esteban, Estefan, Estevan, Steba, Steben, Stefano, Stefon, Stephan, Stephano, Stephon, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevie and Stevy.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Stesan, Stifan, ..

(female) Stefanna, Stesan, ..

How popular is Stefan?

Stefan is a somewhat popular first name for males (#708 out of 1220, Top 58%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#10757 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Stefan for boys. Stefan was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #339 in the U.S. in 1991, and is presently at #851. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Stefan and corresponding names. Steven (#144 the previous year), Stephen (#258), Esteban (#392), Steve (#858), Stephan (#1177), Estevan (#1277), Stephon (#1571), Stevie, Stevan, Stefon, Stefano, Steffan, Steffen and Steffon are the prominent variation forms of Stefan (#851 the previous year). Other forms, like Steba, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Stefan was widespread in the 1950s (average #1151) and has become much less since (#1368, down 90%), with forms such as Stevie going out of style. Esteban is the most fashionable boy name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stefan, Esteban, Estevan, Stefano, Steffan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephan, Stephen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stephon, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Brenan, Cadfan, Caedan, Caelan, Epifan, Etan, Ethan, Faelan, Fegan, Frean, Freman, Gaelan, Gehan, Heman, Iefan, Jaelan, Jean, Jehan, Jeran, Keegan, Keelan, Kelan, Kenan, Kiean, Kienan, Kieran, Othman, Phelan, Regan, Saffran, Sagan, Sajan, Salman, Seal, Sean, Seeton, Segar, Selah, Seton, Sezar, Shaan, Shan, Shayan, Shea, Sheehan, Shefer, Sleven, Sohan, Stan, Stana, Steadman, Stearn, Stedman, Steel, Steele, Steen, Stefanas (see Stephanus), Stefanus, Stein, Sten, Stepny, Sterlyn, Stern, Stetcyn, Stetson, Stevon, Stevyn, Stewart, Stian, Svein, Sven, Sylvan, Tegan, Teman and Trevan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Stefan.