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What does Stephan mean?

Stephan Pronunciation of Stephan as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Stephan is "garland, crown". Stephan is a variant form of Stephen (Greek): from stephanos.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, crown (king)


VARIANTS Stephon, Stefon, Steffon, Steffen, Steffan, Stefan, Staffan

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA STEPHEN Steba, Steben, Stefano, Stephano, Stephanos, Stephanus, Stephens, Stevan, Steven



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How popular is Stephan?

Stephan is a very prominent first name for men (#513 out of 1220, Top 42%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4268 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Stephan entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #346 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #1299. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Stefan (#878 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Stefano, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephen (#284), Stephon (#1681), Stevan and Steven (#198) are the prominent variation forms of Stephan (#1299). These forms of Stephan were favored by parents 7 decades ago (AVERAGE #1275) and are now much less popular (#1485, 92%), with forms like Stephon becoming less fashionable.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Stephan is alike in pronunciation to Stefonn and Stephonn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Athan, Deshan, Ethan, Gehan, Jehan, Keeghan, Seaman, Sean, Shan, Sheehan, Shephard, Sherman, Sohan, Stan, Steadman, Stearn, Stedman, Steen, Stein, Steinar, Sten, Stensen, Stephanas (see Stephanus), Stepney, Stepny, Sterlyn, Stern, Stetcyn, Stetson, Stevon, Stevyn, Stian, Strachan, Strahan and Zephan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Stephan.

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