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What does Steve mean?

Steve Pronunciation of Steve [steve] 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.

Associated with: greek, crown (king).


Steve has 1 variant: Stevie.

10 more alternative forms via Stephen, Steven: Steba, Steben, Stefan, Steffen, Stefon, Stevan, Steven, Stevon, Stevy and Stevyn.

1 feminine form: Stevonna.

Creative forms:
(male) Stele, Stever, ..

(female) Stere, Steva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Steve Karim (S.K.), ..

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)

Steve reached its peak position of #53 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is presently at #937. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Steve name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Steve (#937 last year) are Stefan (#800 last year), Steffen, Stefon, Stephen (#246), Stevan, Steven (#154) and Stevie. These forms of Steve were popular with parents 7 decades ago (usage of 3%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2%, down 92%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Steve, Stefan, Steffen, Stefon, Stephen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stevan, Steven, Stevie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cleve, Reeve, Reve, Sleven, Steed, Steel, Steele, Steen, Stein, Sten, Steno, Stern, Sterne and Stone. These names tend to be less frequently used than Steve.

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