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Boy Name: Stephen

Name: Stephen
Pronunciation: \s-te-phen\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: crown, garland
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Istvan, Stavros
Sounds Like: Stephonn, Stefonn, Stephanas, Stevyn, Stevon
Variant forms: Esteban, Estefan, Estevan, Etienne, Staffan, Steba, Steben, Stefan, Stefano, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephan, Stephano, Stephanos, Stephanus, Stephens, Stephenson, Stephon, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevenson, Stevie, Stevy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 34
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 3845

Description

Stephen \s-te-phen\ as a boy's name is pronounced STEE-ven, STEF-en. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Stephen is "crown, garland". Variant of Stephanos. Biblical: Stephen was the first Christian martyr. Common until the late 18th century. Stefan is a German, Scandinavian, and Slavic form. Steffan and Steffon (STEH-fen) are Welsh forms. Actors Stephen Colins, Steve Martin, Steve McQueen, Steve Buscemi; songwriter Stephen Foster; physicist Stephen Hawking; author Stephen King; filmmaker Steven Spielberg; musician Stevie Wonder; computer entrepreneur Steven Jobs; film director Stephen Daldry.

Stephen has 26 variant forms: Esteban, Estefan, Estevan, Etienne, Staffan, Steba, Steben, Stefan, Stefano, Steffan, Steffen, Steffon, Stefon, Stephan, Stephano, Stephanos, Stephanus, Stephens, Stephenson, Stephon, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevenson, Stevie and Stevy.

For more information, see also related names Istvan and Stavros.

Baby names that sound like Stephen are Stephonn, Stefonn, Stephanas, Stevyn and Stevon.

View a list of the 14 names that reference Stephen.

Popularity

Stephen is a very popular first name for men (#34 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3845 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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