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Girl Name: Stephanie

Name: Stephanie
Pronunciation: \s-tepha-nie, st(e)-phanie\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: crown, garland
Origin: Greek
Variant forms: Fania, Fanya, Phanie, Phanya, Stefa, Stefana, Stefani, Stefania, Stefanie, Stefenney, Stefcia, Steffa, Steffaney, Steffanie, Steffenie, Steffi, Steffie, Stefinney, Stefka, Stefya, Stepa, Stepania, Stepanida, Stepanyda, Stepahnie, Stepfanie, Stepha, Stephaine, Stephana, Stephane, Stephani, Stephania, Stephanina, Stephanine, Stephannie, Stephany, Stephene, Stepheney, Stephine, Stephney, Stephoney, Stesha, Steshka, Stevana, Stevena, Stevie, Stevey, Stevonna, Stevonne
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 41
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 29601

Description

Stephanie \s-tepha-nie, st(e)-phanie\ as a girl's name is pronounced STEFF-a-nee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Stephanie is "crown, garland". Feminine form of Stephen. The name of the first Christian martyr was a favored name choice from the early Christian era. Stephania, a Latin form of the name, was used for girls. The French form Stephanie became popular early in the 20th century. Tennis celebrity Steffi Graff; actresses Stephanie Powers, Stephanie Zimbalist; poet Stevie Smith.

Stephanie has 49 variant forms: Fania, Fanya, Phanie, Phanya, Stefa, Stefana, Stefani, Stefania, Stefanie, Stefenney, Stefcia, Steffa, Steffaney, Steffanie, Steffenie, Steffi, Steffie, Stefinney, Stefka, Stefya, Stepa, Stepania, Stepanida, Stepanyda, Stepahnie, Stepfanie, Stepha, Stephaine, Stephana, Stephane, Stephani, Stephania, Stephanina, Stephanine, Stephannie, Stephany, Stephene, Stepheney, Stephine, Stephney, Stephoney, Stesha, Steshka, Stevana, Stevena, Stevie, Stevey, Stevonna and Stevonne.

Popularity

Stephanie is a very popular first name for women (#41 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#29601 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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