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pinWhat does Stephen mean?

Stephen /ste-ph-en/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced STEE-ven, STEF-en. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Stephen is "garland, crown".

From stephanos. Biblical: Stephen was the first Christian martyr. Common until the late 18th century. Actors Stephen Colins, Steve Martin, Steve McQueen, Steve Buscemi; songwriter Stephen Foster; physicist Stephen Hawking; author Stephen King; filmmaker Steven Spielberg; musician Stevie Wonder; late computer entrepreneur Steve Jobs; film director Stephen Daldry.


Stephen has 26 variants: Esteban, Estefan, Estevan, Etienne, Staffan, Steba, Steben, Stefan, Stefano, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephan, Stephano, Stephanos, Stephanus, Stephens, Stephenson, Stephon, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevenson, Stevie and Stevy.

Affiliated boy names: Istvan and Stavros.

Stephen has 2 more alternative forms via Steven: Stevon and Stevyn.

Stephen has 2 feminine forms: Estefany and Stephanie.

Kreatif forms: Samphen, Stephenna, Stephentz. [more]

pinHow popular is Stephen?

Stephen is a very prominent first name for males (#34 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3655 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Stephen for boys. Stephen reached its top position of #20 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is presently at #258. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Stephen and associated names. Steven (#144 a year ago), Esteban (#392), Stefan (#851), Steve (#858), Estevan, Stevie, Stephon, Stephan and Stevan are the popular varying forms of Stephen (#258 a year ago). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in the year 1991 (usage of 0.5416%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2497%, 53.9%), with versions like Steve, Stephen, Stephan, Stephon and Estevan falling out of style. Esteban (#392) and Steven (#144) are two of the more trendy names for newborns here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Stephon, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevie in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Stephonn and Stepney. These names tend to be less commonly used than Stephen.