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Origin: Netherlands
Region Origin: Western Europe

The name "Steven" is derived from the Greek word "Stephanos," which means "wreath" or "crown". It is a modern spelling of the name "Stephen," which is of Greek, English, Dutch, Scottish, and German origin. The name is particularly significant to Christians, as it belonged to Saint Stephen, an early disciple and deacon who, according to the Book of Acts, was stoned to death and is widely regarded as the first martyr (or "protomartyr") of the Christian Church. The name "Steven" has been popular throughout history, with its popularity peaking between 1955 and 1961 when it was the tenth most popular name for newborn boys. In 2008, it was the 104th most popular name for boys. The name has also been associated with famous people such as Steven Spielberg, Steven Seagal, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Tyler, and Steven Van Zandt.

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