Stephen Name Meaning & Origin

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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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.

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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.

I have a brother named Stephen and he hates being called anything but Stephen..
especially Stevie

Nicknames for Stephen: | Edit

Steve, Stevie, Ste, Steve-o, Steo, Seven, Even, Tephen, Steph, Stephano, Helicopter, Steph, King of the Jews, He who shall not be named, Voldemort, Jesus, Satan, Codywithak, martin luther king

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Famous real-life people named Stephen: | Edit

Stephen "Steph" Curry, American basketball player
Stephen King, American author
Stephen Harper, current Prime Minister of Canada
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 Merchant, English comedian
Stephen James, British model
Steve Perry, singer/songwriter, former lead singer of Journey (christened Stephen Ray)

Stephen in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Stephen," a 2010 hit song by pop artist Ke$ha.
"Stevie" by John Steptoe
"Hey Stephen" is a song written by Taylor Swift.
Stephen Strange (Dr. Strange), a Sorcerer from a popular comic book company named
Stephen Dedalus, a character in the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses by James Joyce
Stephen Falken, a character in the film WarGames
Stephen, an engine based on Stephenson's Rocket in the TV series Thomas and Friends.

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