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What does Stephan mean?

Stephan /ste-phan/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Stephan is "garland, crown". Stephan is a variant transcription of Stephen (Greek): from stephanos. Stephani is a familiar surname.


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

Stephan has 18 more alternative forms via Stephen: Esteban, Estefan, Estevan, Etienne, Steba, Steben, Stefano, Stephano, Stephanos, Stephanus, Stephens, Stephenson, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevenson, Stevie and Stevy.

Kreatif forms: Stehan, Stephanne, Stiphan. [more]

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. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Stephan for boys. Stephan entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #379 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Stephan name in U.S.

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

Esteban (#392 in 2014), Estevan, Stefan (#851), Stephen (#258), Stephon, Stevan, Steve (#858), Steven (#144) and Stevie are the prominent variation forms of Stephan. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 1991 (usage of 0.5416%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2497%, down 53.9%), with forms like Stephan, Stephen, Stephon, Steve and Stevie falling out of fashion. Esteban (#392) and Steven (#144) are two of the more trendy birth names among these. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Stephan and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Stephan, Esteban, Estevan, Stefan, Stephen in U.S.

Top 1000 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

Stephan is alike in pronunciation to Stephonn. Another suggested similar baby name is Stephanas. These names tend to be less frequently used than Stephan.