Stephen - boys name

Stephen name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Stephen name meaning:

The name Stephen is of Greek origin and has a rich history. It is derived from the Greek name Stephanos, meaning "crown" or "garland." In ancient Greece, wreaths made of laurel leaves were given to victors in athletic competitions as a symbol of honor. Stephen, therefore, carries connotations of achievement, victory, and glory.

In addition to its Greek roots, the name Stephen holds religious significance. Saint Stephen is considered the first Christian martyr and was known for his steadfast faith and courage. As a result, the name Stephen is often associated with qualities such as strength, devotion, and martyrdom.

Furthermore, the name Stephen has been popular throughout history and appears in various cultures and languages, albeit with different spellings. It is a timeless and classic name that exudes strength and character. Parents who choose the name Stephen for their son may be seeking to bestow upon him a sense of honor, accomplishment, and spiritual significance.

Origin: Greek



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Related names

Stephen , Estevon, Etienne , Staffan, Stamos, Steaphan, Steenie, Steffan , Steffen, Steffon, Stephanos, Stepka, Stevan, Steven , Stevenson, Stevon, Stevyn

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Overall UK ranking: 496 out of 4789

80 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (273)

Historical popularity of Stephen

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