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What does Steffen mean?

Steffen Pronunciation of Steffen as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the name Steffen means "garland, crown". Steffen is a version of Stefan (German, Scandinavian, Greek): respelling of Stephen.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, crown (king)


VARIANTS Stephonn, Stephon, Stephan, Stefonn, Stefon, Steffon, Steffan, Staffan

RELATIONS VIA STEFAN, STEPHEN Steben, Stefano, Stephens, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevie



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How popular is Steffen?

Steffen is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2937 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Steffen was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #1277 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Steffen ranked in the Top 2000 are Steven (#198 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Stephen (#284), Stefan (#878), Steve (#1162), Stephan (#1299), Stephon (#1681), Stefano, Steffan, Steffon, Stefon, Stevan and Stevie. Other forms, like Stefonn, are uncommon. These relations of Steffen were popular as baby names 68 years ago (USAGE OF 3%) and have become significantly less common since (USAGE 0.2%, 93%), with forms like Steven becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Steffen, Stefan, Stefano, Steffan, Steffon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stefon, Stephan, Stephen, Stephon, Stevan in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Coffen, Gefen, Geffen, Griffen, Gryffen, Saffren, Sefton, Selden, Shefer, Shelden, Sherwen, Sleven, Stanten, Stearn, Stedman, Steed, Steel, Steele, Steen, Stein, Sten, Stensen, Stenssen (see Stein), Stepney, Sterlyn, Stern, Sterne, Stetcyn, Stetson, Stevon, Stevyn, Stoffel and Swensen. Like Steffen, these names are not commonly used.

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