What does Steve mean?
Steve /ste-ve/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced steev. It is of English and Greek origin, and the meaning of Steve is "garland, crown". Short form of Steven and Stephen used as an independent name.
Steve▼ has 1 variant: Stevie▼.
Steve▼ has 26 more alternative forms via Stephen, Steven: Esteban▲, Estefan, Estevan▼, Etienne, Staffan, Steba, Steben, Stefan▼, Stefano, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephan▼, Stephano, Stephanos, Stephanus, Stephens, Stephenson, Stephon▼, Stevan, Steven▲, Stevenson, Stevon, Stevy and Stevyn.
Steve has 1 feminine form: Stevonna.Kreatif forms: Sheve, Sidve, Stese. [more]
How popular is Steve?
Steve is a very prominent first name for males (#74 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#13675 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Steve for boys. Steve reached its peak position of #54 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is presently at #858. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Steve (#858 last year) are Esteban (#392 last year), Estevan, Stefan (#851), Stephan, Stephen (#258), Stephon, Stevan, Steven (#144) and Stevie. These boy names were at 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 style. Esteban (#392) and Steven (#144) are two of the more trendy names for newborns here. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Steve and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)