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Meaning and name origin
Stephen \s-te-phen\ as a boy's 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. Stefan is a German, Scandinavian, and Slavic form. Steffan and Steffon (STEH-fen) are Welsh forms. Actors Stephen Colins, Steve Martin, Steve McQueen, Steve Buscemi; songwriter Stephen Foster; physicist Stephen Hawking; author Stephen King; filmmaker Steven Spielberg; musician Stevie Wonder; computer entrepreneur Steve Jobs; film director Stephen Daldry.
Stephen has 26 variant forms: 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.
Stephen is a very popular first name for males (#34 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3845 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Stephen for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Stephen and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Esteban, Estevan, Stefan, Stephan, Stephen, Stephon, Stevan, Steve, Steven and Stevie. (2014 statistics).
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