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.
(male) Stesan, Stifan, ..
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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)
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 #800. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of the boy name Stefan and corresponding names. Steven (#154 the previous year), Stephen (#246), Esteban (#397), Steve (#937), Stephan (#1139), Stephon (#1528), Estevan (#1530), Stevie, Stevan, Stefon, Stefano, Steffan, Steffen and Steffon are the prominent variation forms of Stefan (#800 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 (#1382, down 90%), with forms such as Stevie going out of style. Esteban is the most fashionable boy name among these.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.