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What does Steven mean?

Steven Pronunciation of Steven [steven] as a boys' name is pronounced STEE-ven. It is of English and Greek origin, and the meaning of Steven is "garland, crown". Variant of Stephen.

Associated with: greek, crown (king).


Steven has 4 variants: Stevan, Stevenson, Stevon and Stevyn.

Affiliated boy name: Steve.

15 more different relations via Stephen: Estevan, Steba, Steben, Stefan, Stefano, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephan, Stephens, Stephon, Steve, Stevie and Stevy.

Creative forms:
(male) Sayven, ..

(female) Stesen, Stever, ..

Middle name pairings:
Steven Isidro (S.I.), ..

How popular is Steven?

Steven is a very popular first name for males (#18 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#9649 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Steven reached its peak rank of #11 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is presently at #154. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Estevan (#1530 a year ago), Stefan (#800), Stefano, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephan (#1139), Stephen (#246), Stephon (#1528), Stevan, Steve (#937), Stevenson and Stevie are the prominent related forms of Steven (#154 a year ago). These relations of Steven were favored by parents 7 decades ago (median #1188) and have become significantly less common since (#1488, 91%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Steven, Estevan, Stefan, Stefano, Steffan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephan, Stephen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stephon, Stevan, Steve, Stevenson, Stevie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ameen, Beven, Caelen, Craven, Daven, Deen, Deven, Devlen, Ethen, Even, Frewen, Galven, Garven, Gaven, Gefen, Iven, Jeaven, Jeven, Jevven (see Jevon), Kaeden, Kayven, Keegen, Keen, Kelven, Keven, Kieren, Merven, Neven, Raven, Rayven, Regen, Saeed, Savin, Seann, Seeger, Seger, Sereno, Severin, Severn, Severo, Shavon, Shelden, Sherwen, Silvan, Skylen, Sleven, Soren, Stacey, Stearn, Stearns, Steed, Steel, Steele, Steen, Stefonn, Stein, Sten, Steno, Stensen, Stenssen (see Stein), Stepney, Stepny, Stern, Stiles, Stone, Stoner, Stones, Stoney, Sven, Svend, Sweeny, Swensen, Teven, Tiesen and Treven. These names tend to be less frequently used than Steven.

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