Stephen: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Stephen

Stephen

Pronunciation: STEE-vehn, STEHF-ehn (key)

Origin of the name Stephen:

From the Latin Stephanus, which is from the Greek Stephanos, a name derived from stephanos (a crown, a garland). The name is borne in the Bible by St Stephen, one of the seven chosen to assist the apostles, and the first Christian martyr. Var: Stefan, Stefen, Stefon, Stephan, Stephon, Stevan, Steven, Stevon. Short: Steve.

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Comments and insights on the name Stephen: | Edit

I was a French major in college, ages and ages ago. Thus, I like to occasionally use the French version which is Etienne. This should be included under the related to heading.

Personal experiences with the name Stephen: | Edit

I have a son Stephen. He likes his name and never came across another Stephen in school but was one of one hundred at his martial arts school. He will occassionally be called Steve as well. No negative experiences to report.

Every guy that I see with the name Stephen really seems to like Taylor Swift.

Nicknames for Stephen: | Edit

Steve, Stevie, Ste, Steve-o, Steo, Seven, Even, Tephen, Steph, Stephano, Helicopter, Steph

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Famous real-life people named Stephen: | Edit

Stephen King, American author
Stephen Colbert, American comedian
Stephen Dillane, English actor
Stephen James Gomez Mexican Bassist for The Summer Set
Stephen Sondheim, American composer
Stephen Hawking, English physicist
Stephen Baldwin, American actor
Stephen Fry, English actor
Stephen Crane, American writer
Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan, American musician
Stephen Jerzak Some guy on the internet
Stephen Amell, actor in Arrow(Tv Series)

Stephen in song, story & screen: | Edit

Steve Perry, singer/songwriter, former lead singer of Journey (christened Stephen Ray)
Stephen Strange, "Dr. Strange" (Marvel comics character)

"Hey Stephen" is a song written by Taylor Swift.
(not about the mexican)

"Stephen," a 2010 hit song by pop artist Ke$ha.

"Stevie" by John Steptoe

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