Stephen

Pronunciation: ste-hphe-hn
Origin: Greece
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

The name "Stephen" (and its common variant "Steven") is derived from the Greek word "Στέφανος" (Stéphanos), which means 'wreath, crown' and, by extension, 'reward, honor, renown, fame'. The name has its roots in ancient Greece and is associated with the verb "στέφειν" (stéphein), meaning 'to encircle, to wreathe'. Stephen is a significant name in Christianity, as it belonged to Saint Stephen, an early disciple and deacon who, according to the Book of Acts, was stoned to death. He is widely regarded as the first martyr (or "protomartyr") of the Christian Church. The name Stephen has been used by various kings, popes, and other notable figures throughout history. It gained popularity in England through the Normans and has been used in numerous cultures and languages. The name's meaning and cultural influence make it a prominent choice for those looking to honor religious or historical figures.

Stephen Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Stephen is currently #544 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Stephen is currently #544 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Stephen is currently #536 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Stephen is currently #536 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Stephen

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