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What does Stephan mean?

Stephan /ste-phan/ as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Stephan is "garland, crown". Stephan is a variant form, with the suffix -an, of Stephen (Greek): from stephanos.

Associated with: greek, crown (king).


Stephan has 7 variants: Staffan, Stefan, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon and Stephon.

Stephan has 9 more alternative forms via Stephen: Steba, Steben, Stefano, Stephano, Stephanos, Stephanus, Stephens, Stevan and Steven.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Sephan, Stevion, ..

(female) Stean, Stesan, ..

How popular is Stephan?

Stephan is a very prominent first name for men (#513 out of 1220, Top 42%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4268 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Stephan for boys. Stephan entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #346 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #1177. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Stefan (#851 in recent rankings), Stefano, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephen (#258), Stephon (#1571), Stevan and Steven (#144) are the prominent variation forms of Stephan (#1177 in recent rankings). These forms of Stephan were favored by parents 6 decades ago (average #1275) and are now much less popular (#1454, 91%), with forms like Stephon becoming less fashionable.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Stephan is alike in pronunciation to Stefonn and Stephonn. Other suggested similar names are Athan, Deshan, Ethan, Gehan, Jehan, Keeghan, Seaman, Sean, Shan, Sheehan, Shephard, Sherman, Sohan, Stan, Steadman, Stearn, Stedman, Steen, Stein, Steinar, Sten, Stensen, Stephanas (see Stephanus), Stepney, Stepny, Sterlyn, Stern, Stetcyn, Stetson, Stevon, Stevyn, Stian, Strachan, Strahan and Zephan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Stephan.