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What does Stephens mean?

Stephens Pronunciation of Stephens [stephens] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Stephens means "garland, crown". Stephens is a variant form of Stephen (Greek): from stephanos.

Associated with: greek, crown (king).


9 different relations via Stephen: Steben, Steffen, Stephan, Stephano, Stephanos, Stephanus, Stephenson, Stephon and Steven.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Stephens Glen (S.G.), ..

How popular is Stephens?

Stephens is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#181 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Stephens (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Steven (#154 via latest list), Stephen (#246), Stephan (#1139), Stephon (#1528) and Steffen. These relations of Stephens were popular as birth names 7 decades ago (average #875) and are now much less popular (#1013, 91.3%), with forms such as Steven becoming somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Steffen, Stephan, Stephen, Stephon, Steven in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alphons, Athens, Clemens, Jephers, Klemens, Selden, Sellers, Semmes, Sereno, Sergent, Sheehan, Shelden, Shephard, Shepherd, Sheplea (see Shepley), Shepley, Shepperd, Sherwen, Sleven, Sophus, Speers, Spiers, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Stanten, Stearn, Stearne, Stearns, Stedman, Steed, Steel, Steele, Steen, Stefan, Stefanas (see Stephanus), Stefano, Stefanos, Stefanus, Steffan, Steffon, Stefon, Stefonn, Stein, Sten, Stennis, Steno, Stensen, Stenssen (see Stein), Stephanas (see Stephanus), Stephonn, Stepney, Stepny, Sterling, Sterlyn, Stern, Sterne, Stetcyn, Stetson, Stevan, Steve, Stevenson, Stevie, Stevon, Stevyn, Stiles, Stones, Strahan, Struthers, Styles, Sweeny and Swensen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Stephens.

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